JORDAN Zemura has posted a message of thanks to Cherries, as he prepares to make his move to Italy.
In April, Serie A side Udinese announced they had completed a deal to sign the left-back on a free transfer, once his contract at Cherries expired this summer.
The parting of the ways was not particularly amicable, with the higher-ups at Cherries left in the dark about Zemura’s movements.
That consequently saw the 23-year-old go from regular starter to out of the squad entirely, his last appearance coming in the 3-2 defeat at Arsenal in early March.
The Zimbabwe international has taken to social media to share his thoughts, alongside a video reel of highlights from his time at the club.
On Instagram, Zemura posted: “Season officially over, first of wanted to say thank you to my family and friends for their support throughout it all, in a season that I will never forget playing in the biggest league in the world!
“Something that I will forever cherish and hold tight to me. Secondly, after all that has been said throughout the course of the last three months I wanted to make it known I am forever grateful to AFC Bournemouth for allowing me to showcase myself and trusting me!
“Thank you to the staff all across the club they showed me love and care. To the fans thank you for singing my name to the roof tops, and for the love from day one.
“Something so special and will never be forgotten, no matter what was said I came as 19-year-old boy and I’ve grown with every step, for that I am forever thankful!
“Wish nothing but the best for the club and my teammates who have helped me since I first stepped into the dressing room.
“Once a cherry always a cherry.
“Excited for the future to continue developing and working harder and achieving everything I set out to achieve in this game, with God’s grace and protection I will! #33”
Zemura, who joined the club from Charlton Athletic in 2019, leaves having scored three goals in 63 appearances for Cherries.