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Luke Garbutt set for Bournemouth loan spell

The defender is set to spend next season on loan at the Premier League newcomers.

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Luke Garbutt is set to spend next season on loan with Premier League newcomers having finally agreed a new deal at Everton.

The defender, who is currently at the European U21 Championships with England, has reportedly agreed a five-year-deal with Everton with his current contract set to expire come July 1st. The news will come as a huge boost to manager Roberto Martinez, with Garbutt hotly tipped to replace current first choice left-back Leighton Baines in the future.

Rather than spend next season as second choice though, the youngster will join Eddie Howe's Bournemouth side as they venture into the Premier League for the first time, and will look to challenge Charlie Daniels for his place in the side.

The move is exactly what both Everton and the player need, with Garbutt likely to develop well and learn his trade as the Cherries fight against relegation, while working with an up and coming manager like Howe will do him no harm at all. Luckily as well, he will have a familiar face in the dressing room, with Sylvain Distin looking set to join the side as well.

He can then, hopefully, return at the end of next season and truly challenge Baines for his place in the side from there on out which would be a win-win scenario for all.