Bournemouth sign Gradel from Saint-Etienne

Bournemouth (England), Aug 4 (IANS) English Premier League football club Bournemouth signed Cote d’Ivoire forward Max-Alain Gradel from Saint-Etienne on Tuesday on a four-year contract.

Gradel, 27, returned to the promoted side which he had been loaned to during the 2007-08 season, reports Xinhua.

Gradel played brilliantly in the 2014-15 season, scoring 17 goals in 31 Ligue 1 games as Saint-Etienne secured a fifth-place finish that took them into the Europa League.

Gradel has been capped over 40 times by Cote d’Ivoire, scoring eight goals.

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