Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has suggested Harry Arter’s comments about wanting to stay at Cardiff City don’t mean much to him.
The Republic of Ireland international revealed earlier in the week that he is desperate to make his season-long loan move from Bournemouth to Cardiff permanent – if the Welsh club retain their Premier League status.
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Arter has been a regular fixture in Neil Warnock’s side but Howe is staying tight-lipped on whether or not there is a likelihood of that deal happening next summer.
“It’s a very difficult one to comment on from my perspective,” Howe told reporters on Friday. “Harry is with Cardiff for the season, he no doubt feels a Cardiff player and he’s had to ingrain himself for what they doing for this season – both physically and mentally.”
Back in August, Howe admitted he had taken the decision to allow Arter to go on loan “reluctantly” because the 28-year-old was determined to play first-team football.
“We value him greatly from our side, let’s see what happens at the end of the season,” he added.