Date: 16th June 2018 at 9:30am
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AFC Bournemouth have reportedly had a £10million bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham.

The Wales International has been a long-term target for Cherries manager Eddie Howe, having previously been linked with a move during the January transfer window.

At that time, it was believed Brentford had rejected a £5.5million offer, prior to the window closing for the second half of the 2017/18 campaign.

AFC Bournemouth’s interest was then confirmed when Mepham spoke of the interest and transfer bid in an interview with the Guardian newspaper in March.

“I still can’t believe that sort of money was put on the table, I remember the day before deadline day I was having an afternoon nap and my dad came upstairs and with a smile on his face said: ‘Your agent is on the phone.’ When he told me what Bournemouth had offered, I couldn’t believe it. I’d only made eight league starts. It was so surreal…”

Since January, the 6ft 3″ 20-year-old has become a regular in Brentford’s Championship side, scored his first goal and won his first international cap for Wales.

AFC Bournemouth have made a second approach, with a reported £10million offer rejected.

According to Sky Sports the “the improved offer still not understood to be close to the Bees’ valuation of the player.”

Will Howe make a third approach?

At British based youngster certainly sounds like he’s in the mould of genuine Howe target.

Your say…

Garbo wrote…

..aaah the price of being in The PL, everytime we make a bid for a player it gets inflated…10 mill sounds about right for a basically unproven player who has to be groomed for the top flight…perhaps we can sort a swap deal and include one of our ‘fringe players’? – Join the conversation, click here.

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2 Replies to “Cherries have £10million bid rejected”

  • Haha Garbo! How did ‘Bompey’ get to the top flight? Not by selling the players who had the potential to get them there, THAT’s for sure!
    The Bees policy is to (maybe?) do what you did:- find good young players, bring them on and then sell them on…all the time bringing money into the coffers so that if/when we get to the Premiership, we may just have the dosh to stay there.
    But…you have to keep a percentage of those budding little stars in order to get there in the first place.
    It’s what we haven’t been able to afford to do at Griffin Park in recent years…but the dosh is s-l-o-w-l-y accumulating now (I should think).
    It’s taken me a while to buy into our management aims and Dean Smith as a manager, but, as with Ernie Howe, we’re both on the right track I think.
    (now go and find someone else’s players!!! 😀 )

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