A.F.C. Bournemouth are unarguably one of the most admired teams in the Premier League by the neutrals despite their non-humungous financial muscle or possessing players who aren’t the household names yet. Under the navigation of a young manager in the shape of Eddie Howe, they resemble a side which is resilient, desirous and employ a brand of football which is, more often than not, a treat for the viewers.
Last campaign, they were the newcomers in the Premier League and went on to avoid the relegation, thus creating a foundation to pounce forward. After twenty games this season, they find themselves in a very comfortable position, being placed ninth in the league table which implies that survival won’t be an uphill task. They have been unabashed, operated with a bona fide aura and haven’t failed to impress at all. The Cherries are jogging on quite well and should refrain from complacencies or mishaps in the upcoming business end of the Premier League.
To cater to the aforesaid needs, Bournemouth are plotting an audacious move to acquire the services of Chelsea’s captain John Terry on loan for the rest of the season. The 36-year-old has found first –team football pretty hard to find under the tutelage of Antonio Conte.
Considering that Terry’s contract, which binds him to the Stamford Bridge expires in six months, it looks unlikely that he will be given a fresh contract and thus, he needs to prove his credentials by gathering matches under his belt whilst aiming for future endeavours. Howe’s side isn’t a bad place for the Englishman to ply his trade for the rest of the season; isn’t Arsenal’s prodigal son at the Vitality Stadium as well?
Nathan Aké, who spent the first half of the season on loan at the south coast, was called back by the Blues to bolster the defence which implies that Terry would be pushed below further in the pecking order. The loyal servant of Chelsea, who has been at the London-based club for 22 years has been handed merely 5 league appearances in the blue shirt this term, and most certainly, this is not how he would like to conclude his career.
Howe is one of the most exciting modern-day managers and if he can persuade Terry for a move to Bournemouth, he will have the luxury of bagging a complete defender with an experience which very few can match and an unparalleled leader in Terry. Lately, Bournemouth had squandered a three-goal lead to Arsenal with the Gunners making a comeback to gain a point.
The blunder had initiated a thought process which has made the urge to sign a resolute defender in the ongoing transfer window so very important for the Cherries. Coincidently, Terry ticks almost all the boxes of a veteran defender and is a gettable player as well. Howe has revolutionised Wilshere’s career and he would not hide from fancying his chances with Chelsea’s legendary no. 26 as well.