AFC Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma is extremely praised by his home country’s media this week.

Following Carlos Queiroz’s arrival at the Colombian national team, the local press has been predicting what will be of this new management, and AS points out the 24-year-old as a key player for the new era.

AS recalls that Lerma’s arrival to the Premier League had been justified by ‘his presence in the World Cup and a good agent’. However, ‘in silence and with much work’, the midfielder has been proving everyone wrong.

The outlet takes a bunch of impressive stats Lerma has been having in his 22 appearances for Bournemouth this season, and shows he’s being more efficient than the ‘World Cup champion’ N’Golo Kante.

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All this good start at Bournemouth will give Jefferson Lerma some advantage in the national team, AS says, as he should be the first option for his position. That’s a big thing since his main competition is Boca Junior’s Wilmar Barrios.