Friday, 4 January 2019

Nathaniel Clyne will add real quality to AFCB's defence

Bournemouth have improved as a Premier League team in their four seasons at that level but pundits have always criticised the team for its slap-dash defending at times. Now the team is looking more international capped and the signing of Nathaniel Clyne is a huge boost in being another defender who is in the same quality band as Nathaniel AkΓ©.

It is only a loan signing for Clyne, but if he enjoys his football at Bournemouth then there is a good chance that the signing might become permanent over the summer. Bournemouth have plenty of capped midfielders and strikers but the defence is really where there has been a weakness. Nathaniel Clyne steps up the quality in the side and he no doubt has ambitions to get back to playing for England.
Tomorrow AFCB take on Brighton in the FA Cup and it would be very exciting for the home crowd if Clyne and Solanke put on an AFCB shirt for their debuts for the club. It would add a bit more drama and expectation to the game and Bournemouth were in need of a bit of good news following the injuries and results of recent weeks.

Both new signings help AFCB look forward to a more exciting second half of the season. I would not put it past Howe to also have another target in this window and it could be a central-midfielder with Rubens Loftus-Cheek heading my wish for list. 

1 comment:

  1. This would appear to be a really good signing at a much needed position, as is the Solanke signing but more for the long term future of the club - especially since Wilson is probably heading out this summer.