Sylvain Distin: Bournemouth sign 37-year-old ex-Everton defender

Sylvain Distin
Sylvain Distin has made 457 Premier League appearances.

Newly promoted Bournemouth have signed central defender Sylvain Distin on a free transfer.

Distin left Everton when his contract expired at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old Frenchman returns to the south coast of England, having spent two years at Portsmouth.

The Cherries are Distin's fifth Premier League club after spells with Newcastle, Manchester City, Pompey - where he won the FA Cup in 2008 - and Everton.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been busy in the transfer market, as the club prepare for their first season in the Premier League.

He has recruited defender Tyrone Mings from Ipswich for £8m, goalkeeping duo Artur Boruc and Adam Federici, and striker Josh King, who arrived on a free transfer from Blackburn.

In addition, Ghana winger Christian Atsu has agreed a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old goalkeeper Ryan Allsop has signed a one-year contract extension with the Cherries.

Allsop's last appearance for Bournemouth was in January 2014, having spent much of last season on loan at League One side Coventry.

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