Bournemouth (6/5 to stay up) have made their fifth signing of the summer as Marcos Senesi has joined the club from Dutch side Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old has penned a four-year contract at the Vitality Stadium as Scott Parker (pictured) looks to further bolster his squad prior to the end of the transfer window.
Senesi made 116 appearances for Feyenoord and helped them reach last year’s inaugural Europa Conference League final, which they lost to Roma.
He is now also a full Argentina international after making his debut against Estonia in June.
It has been a busy weekend on the transfer front for the Cherries with goalkeeper Neto having joined from Barcelona on Sunday.
Parker’s side made a wonderful start to the new Premier League season on Saturday with a commanding 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.
Now, Senesi will look to add competition to the Bournemouth backline.
“The fact he has chosen to come here is a clear sign of our appeal as a football club,” said Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake.
“Bringing in a current Argentina international with experience in European competitions is another indication of the club’s ambition.
“This is a huge signing for us and Marcos brings significant pedigree to our squad.”
Right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Joe Rothwell are among the other new faces on the south coast having joined on free transfers from West Ham and Blackburn respectively.
Playmaker Marcus Tavernier joined last week from Middlesbrough in a deal worth around £10million.
Bournemouth’s ambition will be put to the test when they play their first away game of the season on Saturday at champions Manchester City (Manchester City 1/14, draw 12/1, Bournemouth 40/1 – Match Betting).