Player News - Bournemouth

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On July 1st, Bournemouth completed the signing of 21 year-old David Brooks from Sheffield United.

Over two weeks later, he remains the only addition Eddie Howe has made to his squad this transfer window. The highly rated Welshman reportedly required a transfer fee in excess of $13 million. Since his August 2016 debut, Brooks made 37 appearances for the Blades in total, however he completed just four 90 full games in the Championship last term. Brooks is priced at 5.0 in the Official FPL game, which would usually be very encouraging for an attacking-midfielder or shadow striker Unfortunately, given Brooks' lack of first-team experience previously as well as his paltry 3 goals and 5 assists in 30 league appearances (albeit averaging a return every 143 minutes) it is unlikely that he will be a good FPL asset early in the season. I expect him to be slowly introduced to the first team throughout the campaign as Lewis Cook was last season.
Source: SI.com
Jul 16 - 2:56 PM

Adam Federici has departed Bournemouth for Stoke City.

Federici has been a perennial sub-goalkeeper for the Cherries since he signed for the club in 2015. He was an understudy to Artur Boruc and later Asmir Begovic at the club, making just 17 appearances in black and red. He spent the start of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest but that deal was cut short by a complex knee injury. Federici replaces Lee Grant as relegated Stoke City's sub-'keeper, after Grant unexpectedly moved to Manchester United on a free transfer. He may become first choice if Jack Butland departs the Bet365 as expected during this summer.
Jul 14 - 11:29 AM

Andrew Surman has signed a one year contract extension with Bournemouth.

The 31 year-old midfielder is a stalwart of Eddie Howe's Premier League starting eleven, having featured in 25 league games last season. The new contract will keep the former England Under-21 international at the club until June 2020. Earlier in his career Surman made over 100 appearances for Southampton; he is now on the verge of completing his 200th for Bournemouth. "I love playing for this club and have loved my time here so far. It has been a great time to have been part of the club, so to extend my time further is a great achievement."
Jul 14 - 10:51 AM

Bournemouth have rewarded striker Callum Wilson's perseverance and goals with a new contract which will keep him at the club until June 2022.

The 26 year-old is entering his fifth season at the Vitality Stadium, where his 20 goals in his first season were key to promotion and his 19 PL goals over three seasons. Two serious knee injuries blighted his PL career so far but his reputation as a natural goalscorer has still been secured. "I'm delighted to sign. It's nice that the hard work I’ve put in has been rewarded and I'm excited about the future", he said. "During my time at the club, I feel I've developed both physically and mentally. I've progressed and learned a lot about the game and the position I play."
Jul 14 - 10:31 AM

Bournemouth are in the market for a new left-back, with La Liga club Leganes' Diego Rico now in their sights.

Left-back was a problem position for the Cherries in the PL last season as Charlie Daniels failed to match his performance levels of previous seasons whilst makeshift replacements Tyrone Mings, Nathan Ake, and Ryan Fraser struggled. The south coast club initially sought the signing of Celtic's Kieran Tierney but the Scottish champions' asking price of £25m was a bridge too far. Rico, 25, would reportedly be available for £17.5m, his release clause. Rico has been at Leganes for two seasons, where impressive performances have enhanced his stock significantly after he originally signed for just £1 million in 2016.
Jul 14 - 9:38 AM

Benik Afobe will be wearing Wolverhampton yellow for at least another year as the Wolves triggered a clause in his loan agreement to purchase him for £12.5 million

After not hitting the mark for Bournemouth, Afobe bagged six goals in 16 appearances for Wolves. He will offer much needed striking depth to Nuno over the course of the Premier League season. Afobe joins Willy Boly and Diogo Jota in making their loan spells at the Molineux permanent.
Source: Wolves.co.uk
Jun 1 - 1:58 PM

Bournemouth defender Rhoys Wiggins admits he is "absolutely gutted" after confirming he has been forced to retire due to injury.

The 30-year-old has endured three operations, numerous injections and countless hours of rehabilitation having suffered a serious knee injury while on-loan at Birmingham City in October 2016. "I have been battling for the last two years, doing everything possible to get back out there, but my knee just won’t allow me to do so," he wrote in an emotional open letter to the club’s supporters. Wiggins signed on a permanent basis for the Cherries following a successful loan spell back in 2009/10 and was a regular starter before he left to join Championship side Charlton Athletic where his spent three-years plying his trade. Then, after a brief spell at Sheffield Wednesday, Wiggins came full circle and returned to the south coast although he was unable to break into the first-team. He joined Birmingham on a short-term loan deal but was injured in his first start for the club, a setback he never recovered from.
May 25 - 6:19 AM

Bournemouth left it late to complete their comeback to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at Turf Moor on the final day of the Premier League season.

The first half opened up with Burnley on top, but they failed to test opposition goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the early minutes. Mousset, Daniels and Jack Cork all had efforts for their sides before Chris Wood scored. In truth the Clarets striker probably knew very little about his effort, as Ashley Westwood's shot cannoned off him and beyond Begovic. The home side again dominated the early part of the second half but Bournemouth started to pave a path into the game after the introduction of Jermain Defoe. Minutes after having a penalty appeal turned down, Josh King brought the Cherries back on level terms with a great finish past Pope. In injury time, the substitute made a direct impact on the game, getting behind the Clarets defence and feeding Callum Wilson, who tucked the ball away to earn Bournemouth a last gasp win.
Source: BBC Sport
May 13 - 12:12 PM

Bournemouth are back on track for the end of the season after a 1-0 win against Swansea City at home.

It was Ryan Fraser who broke through with the match-winner for the Cherries with a well-executed free-kick in the 37th minute. After the referee denied to give Callum Wilson a penalty when the forward was fouled at the edge of the box, Andrew Surman rolled a pass off the free-kick to Fraser, whose shot deflected into the back of the net for his fifth goal of the season and his first since January. It was an even better match for the struggling Bournemouth defense who held onto its first clean sheet since a 3-0 win against Chelsea in Gameweek 25, putting the club above the 40-point threshold.
Source: NBC Sports
May 5 - 12:01 PM

Harry Arter and Adam Smith are Bournemouth's main absentees ahead of their side's south coast derby clash with Southampton on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder has picked up an Achilles problem and will not feature. Eddie Howe also revealed that Adam Smith's recovery from injury is coming along better than expected. There were initial fears that the right-back's injury could have been over, but now Howe has signalled that he could return next week.
Apr 27 - 11:22 AM

Benik Afobe's loan move to his old club Wolves has not yet been made permanent.

Bournemouth moved to quash rumours which had suggested that the striker had completed a transfer to the Championship table-toppers. A report in The Telegraph had said that Wolves were interested in making the deal concrete, whilst one news outlet in Italy claim that a clause in the loan gave Wolves the right to make the loan permanent if they secured Premier League promotion - this has been rubbished by officials at the Vitality Stadium. That said, it would not be surprising if a deal was done in the summer, as the big frontman has made a difference since arriving at Molineux in January, scoring six times in ten appearances.
Apr 27 - 11:16 AM

AFC Bournemouth had no tricks up their sleeves on either side of the ball as they were outmatched by Liverpool in a 3-0 loss.

The Cherries have one of the weaker defensive records in the league, so it was always going to be a tall order to try and go to Anfield and get a result against Liverpool's potent attack. Finding themselves down after only seven minutes, Bournemouth could mount no threat, as the closest they came to scoring was a Ryan Fraser cross that was tapped in by Jermain Defoe but the goal was disallowed for offsides. The defense did their best to contain Mo Salah, but the Egyptian finally got his moment in the second half. Nathan Ake was lucky to avoid further punishment than a yellow card he received for bringing a Liverpool player down as he was bearing in on goal uncontested.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 14 - 6:56 PM

Junior Stanislas will not feature again for Bournemouth this season.

The winger has endured a frustrating season, where he has made an impact in short spurts before being felled by another injury. "Junior will be out for the season. Whether he will make pre-season or the start of next season we don’t know. We will have to see how his rehab goes," manager Eddie Howe explained. The injury occurred against Watford in GW32, when Stanislas had to be helped off the pitch at the interval. Howe explained that the only fortunate thing about the injury is that his anterior ligaments in his knee, not his cruciate - "the better of the two evils" as Howe put it. He will be a big loss to Bournemouth for the remainder of the season, though at least the Cherries are just two points short of reaching the Premier League status ensuring 40 point mark.
Apr 9 - 10:25 AM

There have been two consistent hallmark of Bournemouth results this season. One is coming from behind to secure points, no team has been better. The other is failing to keep clean sheets.

It has now been eight games since the Cherries kept their opponents scoreless, even though their form since Christmas has been on par with Top 6 teams. Steve Cook spoke about Bournemouth's recent run, revealing his frustration with having to come from behind so much because they have conceded: "I am not a huge fan of the fact we keep having to come from behind to win or draw because I am a defender and it means we are also conceding goals." He added: "It is horrible not keeping clean sheets. You pride yourself on them and we haven’t had one since Chelsea so it seems as if we are not doing our job correctly." Whilst Cook's sentiment is probably genuine, it's unreasonable to expect a sudden upturn in Bournemouth's clean sheet fortunes in the last games of the season.
Apr 9 - 10:05 AM

Bournemouth equalised twice to earn a draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Palace had initially taken then lead through Luka Milivojevic, who scored from yet another set piece. Surprisingly though, this one was not from 12 yards, as he slotted a free-kick beyond Begovic. Bournemouth struck back through Lys Mousset, who had come on as a sub before Wilfried Zaha grabbed the lead back with 15 minutes left to play. Another of Howe's subs, Josh King, scored with just a minute of normal time left after he got on the end of Cook's header from a corner. Another win goes a begging for Palace, who sit perilously close to the relegation zone.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 7 - 12:09 PM



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