Dartford striker Charlie Sheringham finalising move to Bournemouth

Bournemouth will today complete the signing of striker Charlie Sheringham from Conference South side Dartford.

The 23-year-old has been in fine goalscoring form for the Darts netting 12 times already this season and a fee rumoured to be around the £25,000 mark has been agreed.

Sheringham, who is the son of former Manchester United and England star Teddy, was tipped for a big future in the game after starting his career in Tottenham’s youth academy but so far his fledgling career has failed to live up to expectations.

After two years at Crystal Palace without making a first-team appearance Sheringham has spent three years in non-league with Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford, Welling and a loan spell at Histon.

However it is his form at current employers Dartford that has finally seen him catch the eye of potential Football League suitors and manager Lee Bradbury believes this doesn’t represent a gamble for the Cherries when he spoke to the club’s official website: “This is a good signing for us, he is a good player with good movement and he’s scored a lot of goals and he ticks all the boxes for what we are looking for. He is stepping up in to training with the quality of players that we have and with it being full time, that can only be of benefit to him and I’m looking to get him involved in the squad on Saturday.

“He knows the professional game well and this isn’t a gamble, it’s just an opportunity for him to get back in to it. He is technically good and is an intelligent footballer and its something he is going to grab with both hands.”

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