It was recently confirmed that Jordan Zemura will be joining Udinese on a free transfer at the end of the season. The Zimbabwean international has struggled for game time in Gary O’Neil’s side this season, so a move away could be the best option for him to get his career back on track.
It’s disappointing that his time with the Cherries is coming to an end. However, there’s a chance that after a few years of development in Serie A, he could return to the Premier League as a more formidable player.
Bournemouth Safe and Looking to Strengthen
Bournemouth enjoyed a successful campaign in their return to the Premier League and managed to ensure survival after 34 games. Indeed, after 35 matches had been played, the Cherries weren’t even involved in the outright relegation sports betting markets. Instead, bookies had Leeds United and Leicester City as odds-on favourites to join Southampton in the Championship next season. Bettors can stake on these events using free bet promotions when they join a site for the first time.
After securing their status as a topflight team for another season, Bournemouth will be seeking to strengthen in key areas before the upcoming campaign. The left-back position is one that they are clearly interested in improving, with Zemura not quite cutting the mustard in the role this season. He only made 22 starts across all competitions for the south coast club, and it has been clear for some time now that the London-born player is not in O’Neil’s plans for the future.
It looks like Zemura’s move to Udinese on a free transfer is the best option for both parties. If the Zimbabwean international had stayed at Bournemouth, he would have continued to be a bit part player. At Udinese, he has the chance to make the position his own.
Zemura Should be a First Team Starter with Udinese
Udinese have been eying up Zemura for some time as a long-term replacement for Destiny Udogie. Tottenham Hotspur signed the Italian last summer but allowed him to stay in Serie A on loan for one season. The attacking fullback will join his new club this summer and Udinese will need Zemura to fill his shoes.
Udogie was a regular first-team player for Udinese across two seasons, suggesting that Zemura will be the first choice left back when he comes in to replace the outgoing 20-year-old. This will give the former Bournemouth man a chance to shine and prove his worth in one of the top leagues in Europe.
Zemura has already established himself as a Zimbabwean international with six starts for his country, but he will be looking to add to that tally. Under the tutelage of Andrea Sottil, he has the chance to take his game to the next level and become a star.
There’s no doubt that this move to Udinese has the potential to be a turning point in Zemura’s career. He is still young and has a lot of development ahead of him. Italy could be the best place to get to the next level.