Feeney agrees new Cherries deal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 22-year-old and his agent Frank Trimboli have reached a compromise deal with Cherries chairman Peter Phillips, with both sides being deadlocked over the length of a new deal with the Division Two newcomers.
The Northern Ireland international wanted a three-year contract at Dean Court but the club were only prepared to offer a 12-month deal.
Feeney initially rejected what was considered a 'final' offer from Bournemouth last month but negotiations turned for the better when The Cherries offered him fresh terms earlier this week.
Despite attracting the interest of Luton Town, Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers, Feeney is expected to put pen-to-paper on his new Dean Court deal on Wednesday, admitting the only side he would leave the club for is childhood favourites Rangers.
"I'm glad everything's going ahead. I know I said I wanted a three-year deal to start with, but now everything's been sorted, I'm looking forward to getting fit and getting the season started," Feeney told the Bournemouth Daily Echo.
"Even though I was prepared to show some commitment by signing a long-term deal, the club weren't prepared to budge.
"I've heard people questioning my commitment, but I'm fully committed to Bournemouth.
"It's down to me to do well in the next 12 months and then we'll have to see what happens.
"I'm settled here with my fiancée Katy and the only club I would leave for is Rangers!
"I'm looking forward to playing in Division Two next season and am really focused on doing well."