With the nation being asked to work from home where possible during the Covid-19 global pandemic, AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and assistant manager Jason Tindall are presumably doing the same. With the training ground closed, players in either isolation or social distancing there are no training sessions to get stuck into.
Players no doubt will be ticking over with their own personally designed training plans, but with those designed by the fitness and medical staff of the backroom team, that doesn’t leave much for Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall to do other than look towards possible player recruitment.
So a few articles about potential transfers that appear in the media could well have some potential, but equally, sportswriters are also trying their best to fill column inches usually filled by the end of season run-in to the football campaign.
With that in mind, AFC Bournemouth have been linked with two potential targets for when the summer transfer window opens.
The players involved have also been linked with numerous other clubs.
The first to highlight is Bristol Rovers defender Alfie Kilgour, who has been linked by the newspaper the Bristol Post with interest from AFC Bournemouth and south coast neighbours Southampton.
The Bristol Rovers centre-back fooled everyone when he controlled a square pass and lined up a shot from fully 30 yards.
A howitzer of a right-foot strike later, they took him seriously…🚀
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 30, 2020
The 21-year-old has been scouted by both clubs according to the report, along with Championship outfits Millwall and Queens Park Rangers.
Before the season came to an abrupt halt, the centre back had played 43 games across all competitions.
No potential transfer fee is included in the report, however, any potential fee could be influenced by his contract expiring in the summer of 2021.
The second player to be linked comes via reports in France.
AFC Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, West Ham United and Aston Villa have been linked with Serhou Guirassy from Amiens in Ligue 1.
French website lequotidiendufoot.fr have reported that they expect Serhou Guirassy to leave Amiens during the summer for a fee of around €10million.
The 23-year-old was linked with the aforementioned Premier League clubs during the January transfer window, after the striker scored 9 goals in 23 appearances, despite his side struggling at the wrong end of France’s top division.
Amiens looked like they would be relegated this season if the campaign had continued before football across Europe was suspended.
I don’t think Serhou Guirassy is EPL “ready” but interesting to be linked with this chap. – Join the conversation, click here.