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Football | Harry Arter joins Nottingham Forest on permanent deal

Nottingham Forest have signed Harry Arter from Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee.

The Republic of Ireland international, who played for Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup against Crystal Palace last week, made 256 appearances for the Cherries in a 10-year spell at the club.

Arter has spent the last two years on loan at Cardiff City and Fulham, appearing in 29 games for the latter last season as the Championship club won promotion to the top flight.

The 30-year-old, who has won 17 Ireland caps to date, says he can bring a winning mentality to the dressing room at the City Grounds.

"I felt like I was ready for a new challenge and I wanted to come to a club with a strong past and an ambitious future," Arter told the Forest website.

"It's a Premier League club in my opinion and getting it back there is what we all want to achieve. It is a move I'm really excited about and I want to contribute in helping the club get back to the top-flight.

"I've been promoted twice, once with Bournemouth and once with Fulham, and they were two completely different experiences. At both clubs we had a group of determined players who knew what their end goal was and that's what we need to have here. I feel like I can add that mentality to the squad because the older you get, the more you realise you have to try and influence people around you.

"The club and the manager have made it very clear they want me to bring that winning mentality into the dressing room and I like to think quality and experience are two things I can add to a talented group of players who were good enough to make the play-offs last season."


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