Fans react on Twitter to Bournemouth signing Tyron Mings from Ipswich

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The 22-year-old defender has arrived from Ipswich for a reported £8 million, with midfielder Ryan Fraser heading the other way on loan.

Bournemouth completed the signing of promising Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings on Friday for what was reported by Sky Sports to be a club record £8 million deal.

The transfer smashes the club's previous record fee, the £2.5 million (according to the Mail) that was paid for South African forward Tokelo Rantie. Until that deal, Bournemouth hadn't even paid £1 million for a player. 

22-year-old Mings spent three years at Portman Road after signing from Chippenham for just £10k, meaning he has earned the club back an incredible profit. He took over the left-back spot after Aaron Cresswell moved to West Ham, making 44 appearances last season.

It is a coup for the Cherries, with Arsenal, Newcastle and West Brom all reported as having taken an interest in Mings according to Sky Sports and the Guardian in the past.

As part of the deal, Bournemouth will send midfielder Ryan Fraser to the Tractor Boys for a season-long loan.

Ipswich fans were generally appreciative of the young defender's time at the club, while many others seemed to be surprised with the size of the fee.

Below is a selection of some comments from Twitter:

 

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