'Disappointed' - PNE fans operate to Ben Pearson's boon interview as a Bournemouth performer
Preston North End retain sold the midfielder to Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee
Ben Pearson's time at Preston North End has come to an end.
The midfielder has signed for AFC Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee - described as 'minimal' - after turning down a new affiance with the Lilywhites.
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Pearson spent five years in Lancashire and was a consistent stand-out actor in Alex Neil's team.
But his excursion with North End has come to an final and the number four moves to a friend Championship club, with 165 PNE appearances to his name.
After signing with the Cherries, Pearson said: "I always had in my temper that I wanted to cede Preston, as ethical as a situation I had there - it was juncture to manage on and with a cudgel of this ambition that's rightful come down from the Premier League it was the complete fit for me.
“My goal obviously is to theatre Premier League football at some speck and being here gives me a moral materialize of that.
“Me coming down here, education off improve players and playing in a amend team, and lawful having that opportunity to dramaturgy Premier League football was a big factor.
"The facilities are great, at Preston the finest nook was really poor and then we rightful moved into a renewed cubby-hole so it's a identical benchmark to that - ethical for this level.
"I've likely been declaiming it for the bygone year now that I vital a recent start, item different and something to induce me and earn me going."
His interview received a assorted sentiment from the North End faithful, it's impartial to gossip - here are the responses on social media.
Paul: Don't begrudge Pearo his comments. Anyone leaving a career of their keep volition believes their renewed one is a stride up - usually ameliorate pay, work, conditions. Neil himself says we're in transition. It highlights our achievements and that Euxton was a virtuous acquisition.
Matt: Disappointed in Pearson's comments. Shades of Aiden McGeady.
John: Pearson's comments are disappointing but not fortuitous from a footballer who joins a recent club. Clearly never had any intention of staying. We take on.
Andrew: Fair acting to Pearson and honest luck on that move, but legal listen to the interview he has done for Bournemouth.. he does come off as I was too virtuous for #pnefc.. and not in a ethical way. I'm not unhappy or angry.. bluefish disappointed.
Steve: I'd look forward nothing else from Pearo in his interview, he's a s--thouse that we loved & now he's Bournemouth s--house. And let's appearance it Bournemouth keep got a revise party of players, he isn't lying.
Worthington: Pearo is reading what every player says when they arrive at a recent club. Normally they put out a nice social media upright to their gone club but as we know Ben isn’t on anything. Which is accomplished by the way. Good luck to him. I’ll always feelings him.
Sharon: Understand players set about this but tjik he could keep spoken it additional diplomatically.
Caroline: He didn’t long to stay. End of. Wish him well. Move on.
Andrew: Well he isn't going to not drama up his carry there.
Dave: Don't think he has got the dream bear he wanted, tranquillity wish him all the best - a revered musician in his juncture with PNE.
Kevin: Good luck to the lad. He's saying what his recent couple mats and fans crave to hear.
Ben: Shots fired! He's not wrong though. Going to struggle without him.
Ian: Didn't we already drub that improve team on their obtain patch this season?
Richard: It's honest. Bournemouth do have change players than us. Club size and epic don't feel us. Going forward they do obtain supplementary ambition.
Jordan: Love Pearo. Some. Of his departing language are a infrequently but disrespectful to the fans that loved him but he commit always be remembered one of the elite players I've experimental at North End. Thanks for the memories Ben.
Rose: Good luck Ben hope it mill out for you but the grass isn't always greener on the supplementary side.
Walter: Really a nibble sharp from Ben but hope it workshop out for him.
Stephen: Disappointing reaction. Someone once said to me don't flame your bridges when you bequeath somewhere.