Bournemouth to recall Harry Arter and sell to Aston Villa or Watford?

Bournemouth to recall Harry Arter and sell to Aston Villa or Watford?

Harry Arter’s loan spell at Cardiff City could be cut short with clubs interested in taking him on a permanent deal, thats according to the Irish Independent.

Watford and Championship outfit Aston Villa are both thought to have registered their interest in the 29-year-old who has made 19 league appearances for the Bluebirds this term.

Arter joined Cardiff in the summer transfer window on a season-long loan, but it is believed that Bournemouth have the option of recalling him if there is a chance that they could sell him permanently. It would be a major blow for City to lose him, indeed he has been a key cog in their midfield with his tenacity and quality on the ball making him a firm fans favourite already in South Wales.

Whilst the player himself has enjoyed his time at Cardiff, getting regular game time after an injury ravished 2017/18 campaign, it is thought that he would favour a move closer to his home in London. Bournemouth will see this as a chance to cash in on a player who has now re-asserted himself as a Premier League midfielder, unless they choose to recall him and play him themselves which seems unlikely.

Javi Gracia is thought to be interested in taking Harry Arter to Watford

It is believed that Watford would like to sign the Irish international if they lose Abdoulaye Doucoure to Paris Saint Germain. Aston Villa meanwhile are keen to add some more quality to their midfield as they look to mount a play-off challenge in the second half of their Championship campaign.

The Bluebirds missed Arter as they suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat away at Newcastle United, with Neil Warnock confirming after the game that he was out with an injury and not because he was being recalled. Warnock said: “He tweaked his groin and we’re not sure what it is. Although you want to play him, with 10 days until the next game you want to make sure you don’t aggravate anything.

“We had a chat before the game as he was going to be a substitute, but why risk him coming on? He wasn’t sure whether it was an old injury he’s had in the past, or a new one. We thought ‘let’s wait and do some tests on Monday’. Hopefully he’ll be ok for the Arsenal game.”