June is usually a time for the transfer rumour mill to kick into overdrive. Some players would have just weeks remaining on their current contracts and football clubs would be planning for the season ahead, with pre-season just weeks away.
But in 2020 and still, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, that is very much not the case. Instead, the Premier League is about to kick off again after a three-month suspension, with nine games still remaining.
And yet, The Sun newspaper has still managed to dig up some transfer speculation regarding AFC Bournemouth.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe doesn’t know if he is planning to build a squad for a sixth consecutive season in the top flight of English football, or if he will be building a squad for a hopeful Championship promotion push following relegation, but the tabloid newspaper believes that regardless of that outcome the Cherries will be chasing Porto for midfielder Fabio Vieira.
The 20-year-old is a current Portugal international but currently plays for Porto’s B side who play in the second division of Portuguese football.
The report suggests that AFC Bournemouth have tabled an opening offer of £5million.
The report goes on to say…
“…Howe wants to pounce now rather than wait for Vieira to make the grade and then become priced out of his reach…”
“…He knows some of his recognised faces will leave in the summer whether or not Bournemouth stay up.
Portuguese sources reveal the Cherries have begun with an opening offer of about £5m plus extras but that will have to increase before Porto accept.
Howe would still take Vieira if his team are relegated, with his sights set on the potentially clever transfer.
Portuguese footy expert on TalkSport says he has a 30 million euro buy-out clause, is not interested in coming to England, and is very likely to break through into the Porto first team soon….. so doesn’t sound too hopeful, to be honest. – Join the conversation, click here.