Bournemouth has made it another good season for themselves in the Premier League by staying put at the ninth position, and will surely look to improve it in the forthcoming season. However, the Cherries are going to throw caution to the wind and notch up some top class signings this summer so that they have enough firepower at their disposal to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and defending champions Chelsea.
Eddie Howe, the man in charge at Dean Court, has been pretty sceptical about his side and is looking to bring in some experienced campaigners to be included in the side to throw challenges to the opponents. His side’s defence, however, has to be revamped as well to make it a strong one to not bend under the relentless pressure from the biggies of the Premier League and not let goals past them.
The Cherries have already shown a glimpse of their intent by signing the out-of-favour Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who is supposed to play a crucial role in between the sticks for them next season. Players whom the South Coast club can target to revamp their squad are-
The ex-England captain and club legend for the current Premier League champions Chelsea, John Terry, has been a potential target for a number of clubs in the Premier League since his departure from Stamford Bridge this season, with Bournemouth being the front runner to beg him for the next season. Reportedly, Eddie Howe has already held talks with Terry on a potential £100000-a-week move, and both the parties are almost set to make the deal a success this summer.
In a big boost to the hopes of the South Coast club, former Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe has confirmed that he is all set to join the Cherries for the next season and is ready for another season in top flight football. This comes as a big boost for Bournemouth, as Defoe’s inclusion will enhance their firepower up front and will help them in their pursuit of making it a good season in the Premier League next term.
The on-loan Arsenal striker has been performing well since his move to Bournemouth this season, which the Cherries boss want to turn in a permanent stay for the England international. However, the fact that he has been used more as a substitute might hamper the decision of Wilshere to stay at Dean Court in the next season.