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Iraola insists Rothwell, Traore can have Bournemouth futures

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola believes that Joe Rothwell and Hamed Traore can still contribute to the club in the future.

Both players have been loaned out this week to get regular first team football for the rest of the season.

Rothwell is at Southampton in the Championship, while Traore is at Napoli in Serie A.

On these midfield departures, head coach Iraola told reporters: “I think they are moves that are good for every part.

“Starting with the players, they are two players that probably for sure wanted to have more minutes.

“They have found very good alternatives, very good chances for them and we wish them all the best. I hope both of them have the chances, the opportunities and I think they are both ready."

Asked about the duo's futures at the club, Iraola added: “Yes, I think so. In the end they are good players, they have already shown it in different places and I think it is always strong competition to be part of the team.

“Especially the last months where the team has been performing quite well and it has been tough for them to have the minutes they wanted.

“But I think there is no doubt they are both very good players."

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