Friday, 12 July 2019

Are Cherries about to sign Irish striker?

Preston North End have reported that a Premier League club has come in for their striker Callum Robinson. The Republic of Ireland striker has been given leave to talk to the club that is interested in him having left the Irish training camp.
Will Dean Court see another Irishman join AFCB this summer?
Whether Bournemouth are the club in question is by no means certain, as Aston Villa are also said to be keen on the player, according to the Lancashire Live. But at 24 Robinson would fit the sort of profile that AFCB have been linked with in recent seasons. He has played for England U16,17,19 and 20s and Robinson scored 12 goals for Preston North End in the Championship last season, in only 27 appearances.

It would appear that there is room at the Cherries for another striker to be added to the team, especially as Jermain Defoe is still on loan at Rangers. While Sam Surridge has shown that he is perhaps close to contributing for the first team on a more regular basis, Surridge could be one player who might still benefit from a loan in the Championship first.

I don't see Lys Mousset moving on unless a club comes in with a good valuation for him this summer as AFCB have spent a lot of time with him trying to get him closer to being a more regular Premier League player.

The decisions Eddie Howe and the recruitment team are making now are probably the biggest calls the club has made in the last five years. It is more difficult now and the competition for players is seeing AFCB go head to head with the newly promoted teams of Aston Villa and Sheffield United, as well as Wolves, for Kalvin Philips of Leeds as well. The challenge now is that other clubs have seen how AFCB operate and what they have done to stay in the Premier League, and they see similar options could work for them.

In other news, Josh King is changing his squad number to number 7 which was Marc Pugh's number.


  1. Sheffield United have had a bid accepted by Preston North End for attacker Callum Robinson according to Football Insider.

  2. He went to Sheffield Utd..we don't need another striker....somehow we have to fit Solanke into the team..and he seems to be another Ibe..lesson don't buy players from Liverpool..Smith Ibe Solanke..40m down the drain..what we need is a midfielder

  3. Solanke was never a prolific scorer!

  4. It’s simple. No more Klopp cast offs! We seem to pay top dollar for dubious talent from Liverpool. Avoid at all cost

  5. To be fair to Solanke he's not had much game time yet