Sunday, 1 July 2018

Everton price Cherries out of the market for left-back

Brendan Rodgers is bracing himself for a £25m bid from Everton, according to the Daily Telegraph, for left-back Kieran Tierney at Celtic, who has been a suggested target for Eddie Howe this summer. Bournemouth though will have been blown out of the water with the bid that Everton is putting together for the player.
AFCB would have to smash their transfer record to sign Kieran Tierney.
Marco Silva has to make an impression at his new club and he seems set on making the signing happen. It is not clear how much AFCB were prepared to put up for the player, but seeing as AFCB's record signing is £20m at the present, it appears that the Cherries would have to smash that kind of price to sign Tierney. This may be one transfer that is just too hot for the Cherries now that Everton are also in the shop window for the player.

Bournemouth are still second favourites to capture the 21-year-old but their odds were slipping away on SKYBet after Everton were linked with the full-back. Whether AFCB can try and offer a player swap as part of any deal may be the only way they could take on Everton's bid for the player. But n such circumstances AFCB would have to offer something that Brendan Rodgers would be relishing to have at Celtic Park and the only carrot I can see that would excite him and fans is Jermain Defoe.

AFCB are perhaps not looking to see Defoe go out on loan, seeing as he played little football last season for the Cherries and Rangers have already made little impact in their attempts to sign the striker on loan.

Howe seems to have accepted that recruitment at AFCB is not going to be an exact science, even if the best possible considerations are made to try and limit the risks before players are bid for. 

Meanwhile, Emerson Hyndman may still play extremely well for a team like Wigan as he did at Rangers, but if he doesn't fit in well enough to the Bournemouth way of playing it's best to see if he can enjoy his career elsewhere and perhaps get a permanent move away or acquire the kind of qualities that Howe wants at AFCB.

Hyndman was a big player for Fulham before he signed for the Cherries, so it seems hard on him that he is now trying to recover that playing career back in the Championship while Fulham are no going to be battling with AFCB in the Premier League. I wish Hyndman all the best, but I do want future signings to fair better if they come to AFCB. Can I get excited about the potential signing of David Brooks? Not really, until I see whether he is capable of making the grade. Unfortunately, it seems Hyndman has not made the grade so far.

In other news, Bournemouth striker Mikael Ndjoli could be set to join Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan.

AFCB have completed their first signing of the summer with David Brooks signing from Sheffield United.
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1 comment:

  1. Alison Livingston1 July 2018 at 06:42

    Celtic fans have no wish to see Defoe at Celtic Park. We have a glut of riches in the striking department, all better than Defoe.

    Tierney will not go to Everton. He will eventually leave the club but this will not be for quite some time. The lad is living the dream at Celtic.

    He may want, at some point to test himself in a more competitive league but not yet.

    Good luck for the new season