It was supposed to be much better for Tyrone Mings at Bournemouth, but the player and his club hope health and a new deal will help him deliver on his promise.
Mings, 24, was a record transfer for Bournemouth from Ipswich Town in 2015, but torn ligaments in his knee less than 15 minutes into his debut and missed 13 months.
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He was also banned five games for a stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic in March 2017, which came in the same game Ibrahimovic claimed Mings “jumped into my elbow.”
“The first two years of my time wasn’t an easy one, with trying to get in the team and getting injured on my debut.
“But I came out of it the other end, had a bit of a run in the team last year and feel like I am in a good place now. I’m over the moon to be staying.”
Here’s hoping for better from the English back, who can play centrally or on the left side.