It has been widely reported that AFC Bournemouth have a number of first-team players entering the final six months of their current contracts at Dean Court.
As Big Ben chimed those players were free to sign with a club outside of England if they so wished, ahead of the start of the new 2021/22 campaign.
Discussion between players, agents and domestic football clubs are also likely to be in full dialogue.
The Daily Echo have reported that Joshua King, Jack Simpson, Nnamdi Ofoborh, Junior Stanislas, Adam Smith and Dan Gosling are six members of the first team who are all out-of-contract during the summer of 2021.
It is also believed that AFC Bournemouth captain Steve Cook is also out-of-contract at the end of the season as he last publicly penned a new deal in May 2017, which was reported as a four-year extension.
Joshua King could depart Dean Court in January, with the Norweigian international not shy in declaring his desire to leave the Cherries after five-years on the south coast.
Discussing Stanislas, Smith and Gosling specifically, AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall told the Daily Echo…
“…We’re in contact with the guys all the time. For me as a manager, as long as the players are in the right place mentally and they’re fully focussed on what they’ve got to do for the team then that’s all that matters.
“All the other stuff always takes care of itself.
“First and foremost, as a player you need to make sure that you deliver consistent performances every day on the training pitch and then you take that into the games with you and you give your all for the football club.
“Those guys certainly have done that so far and in terms of what the future holds, with the way those guys are playing, I don’t think they’ve got anything to worry about.”
I don’t like that list of those expiring in 6 months…! – Join the conversation, click here.