AFC Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels believes any new signings will buy into the Cherries philosophy.
After winning the Football League Championship and promotion to the top flight of English football, AFC Bournemouth have impressed upon the Premier League.
During their maiden season, the Cherries finished 16th with 42 points.
Their second season showed continued progression, finishing with an improved points and goals scored record and a ninth place finish in the Premier League setting a new club record for the highest finish in the clubs history.
AFC Bournemouth are targeting to push on again during the 2017/18 season and some early business in the transfer window has shown their intention.
Asmir Begovic has already joined from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee in the region of £8million, whilst England international striker Jermain Defoe is also widely expected to return to Dean Court on a free transfer from Sunderland.
Nathan Ake could also follow Begovic out of the Premier League champions to also return to Dean Court.
Daniels told the Daily Echo…
‘…I do not think we can underestimate what a big achievement last season was for us and where we finished will only attract bigger players, That is the standard we have set ourselves now. This is a fantastic club to play for and Bournemouth is a fantastic place to live.
‘So it is no surprise we are being linked with such high-profile names.
‘When people come and look around the club they realise how far we have come and how far we expect to go.
‘I am sure that excites players who could potentially come in. And when players do sign, they really buy into what we do.’
If Ake does come, along with Defoe and Begovic and maybe another, it could be an interesting season ahead. This shows that the club is looking to build on last season and not just settle for being a mid/bottom half of the table PL club. I’m getting excited. Nurse! – Join the conversation here.
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