Friday, 5 June 2015

Championship sides to eye Lee Camp and other AFCB players?

The gossip has all been about who AFCB will be bringing in this season and while seven players have left the club there is more than a fair chance that some bids could come in from teams in the Championship that are looking to attract one or two of AFCB's players who have not been regular starters for the Cherries in 2014-15. So who would that include? 
Is Lee Camp off to pastures new?
Well I believe that teams like Burnley, Reading, Wolves, Brighton, Bolton and Charlton might be among those making big efforts to get up in 2015-16 and they may have targets such as Elliot Ward, Shaun MacDonald, Brett Pitman, Junior Stanislas, Eunan O'Kane, Adam Smith, Ryan Fraser, Bailey Cargill and Lee Camp who is already said to be on Bristol City's radar. I am sure that Eddie Howe will want to keep such players as he has built up a strong group with a winning mentality, but as a few signings come in for the Cherries it will become increasingly clear which players are going to be under pressure to get into the squad for the start of next season.
Some AFCB players will have to try and persuade
Eddie Howe that they deserve their spot in the 25-man squad.
I am sure that all of the above mentioned players can play in the Premier League, but AFCB are usually very aware that if they can balance the books with some player sales it makes sense to do so, if those players have more chance of improving their careers through another route elsewhere. While we have heard that Premier League clubs are said to have been watching Harry Arter, Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie and Steve Cook and probably Simon Francis too, I can't see any of them leaving at this point unless substantial sums are offered as they are the nucleus of the Cherries winning side and AFCB have been clever to sign most on long contracts. 

There is also the possibility of loan signings out of the club as well when Eddie Howe feels he knows his 25 players that will be his squad for the Premier League.

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