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Reading FC keeper Adam Federici completes free transfer move to AFC Bournemouth

Reading FC keeper Adam Federici completes free transfer move to AFC Bournemouth
Adam Federici (centre) has left Reading FC after 10 years with the club (Picture: Paul King)

AFC Bournemouth have today announced the signing of Adam Federici.

The 30-year-old has penned a three-year contract with the Premier League new boys and arrives at the Goldsands Stadium on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract with Reading.

Australia international Federici became a popular figure at Madejski Stadium, where he clocked up 206 appearances for the Royals during a 10-year stay with the club.

The keeper even managed to net a senior goal for the club, lashing home a stoppage-time equaliser to rescue Reading a point from a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City during the 2008/09 campaign.

Such was his popularity that following his error during the 2-1 extra-time FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal at Wembley last month, fans attended the next game – the 1-0 reverse to Birmingham City – draped in Australian flags and native attire to show their support to the now-departed No.1.

And the shot-stopper, who made 49 appearances in all competitions for Reading last term, has thanked the supporters for their backing over the years.

Federici said: “There are too many people at this club to thank, but I must mention the supporters, who have stuck by me throughout and sung my name from the stands, home and away.

“I will never forget my 10 years as a Reading player.

“Thank you.”

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