Southampton outcast looking to leave in January - Report

Artur Boruc

Artur Boruc will look to leave Southampton in January with first-team football opportunities limited.

Polish goalkeeper Boruc moved to Southampton on a free transfer in September 2012, making 49 appearances for the Saints and being on the end of two of the greatest goalkeeping mishaps in last season’s Premier League campaign.

Having conceded the fastest goal of the season at Stoke City - when opposing goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored after 13 seconds - he later brought trouble upon himself in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, with a double Cruyff turn resulting in Olivier Giroud stealing the ball and opening the scoring.

Fraser Forster arrived at St Mary’s this summer, and the £10 million goalkeeper immediately claimed the starting role for himself, leaving Boruc to look for football elsewhere.

The 34-year-old completed a short-term loan deal to Championship side Bournemouth on September 19, going on to make three appearances for the Cherries, leading the club to an undefeated run whilst he is in the side.

The loan ends in January, but with options limited at St Mary’s, Boruc told Sky Sports that he will be looking to leave the Saints come the start of the new year.

The keeper said: “Up to January, we will see what will happen, if anything interesting will come up, I may try it.

“I want to keep playing - that’s the main thing for me - just because I was doing that all my life.

“I’m not the kind of person who calmly sits on the bench, watching the game. I like to be in the action.

“That’s why I need to go from Southampton. If not, nothing is going to change.”

With his impressive performances for Bournemouth, the Cherries would be wise to take up the option to sign Boruc on a permanent deal come January. With him looking to leave in the search of first-team football, the Championship club would guarantee the 'keeper a starting role in a side who are looking to battle for promotion to the Premier League this season.

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