Newly-promoted Championship team, AFC Bournemouth have signed promising 16 year old goalkeeper Jordan Holmes. Jordan will join The Cherries on a two-year scholarship under the stewardship of former Bournemouth and Southampton keeper, Neil Moss.
“Jordan came to train with us and did very well and we decided to offer him the chance to join our academy next season,” Moss told Bournemouth’s official site afcb.co.uk.
“He had offers from Premier League clubs to go on trial after playing against them on the tour, but he liked everything about the club and how he was treated here.”
“He’s only been a goalkeeper for a couple of years and there’s room for improvement, but he’s very athletic and played some men’s football which will stand him in good stead.
“I’m looking forward to working with him and hopefully between us all we can make a really good goalkeeper out of him.”
Holmes went from being a striker to a goalkeeper in 2011 signing as the U15′s goalkeeper for Rockdale City Suns. So impressive was he in his first season that he was invited to a four-day goalkeeping program at the A.I.S.
“I was shocked when they invited me,” Jordan revealed to The Leader.
“I thought there must be better keepers than me. The coaches at Rockdale saw me improve and were telling me I deserved it.”
Now after impressing once again on a tour organised by former Bournemouth academy coach, Paul Hubbard the teen finds himself one step closer to his Premier League dream.