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Under-21s

Kyle Taylor signs first pro deal

Club secretary Neil Vacher shakes hands with Kyle Taylor after signing his professional contract.

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AFC Bournemouth midfielder Kyle Taylor has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Taylor, who was part of the under-18s' successful 2016/17 season, has penned a two year deal to move into the club's under-21s squad.

The 18-year-old, who has been part of the club's academy for eight years, impressed as the under-18s won the EFL Youth Alliance Cup - scoring a memorable solo goal against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

After securing his future as a professional, Taylor said: "It's an unbelievable feeling to sign my first professional deal.

"I didn't really react when I first found out because it had to sink in.

"I wasn't emotional to start with but then I got on the phone to my dad and just broke down!

"But I'm really pleased and I'm excited for the new season."

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