Written by billythekid
There have been calls from AFC Bournemouth supporters for a while for the Cherries to sign another right back.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has delivered with the signing of Nathan Clyne on loan from Liverpool. Despite Liverpool’s own injury concerns in this area, Clyne cannot be recalled to Anfield.
He also has looked the part in a Cherries shirt.
AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe left on an 18-month loan move to Scottish side Rangers and Eddie signs another striker with potential from Liverpool in Dominic Solanke for £19million.
Now it looks like Eddie Howe may be getting a player to help bolster our defence, in the wake of an injury to Cherries captain Simon Francis, in long term target Chris Mepham from Championship outfit Brentford.
If this latest signing comes off, Eddie Howe has somewhat stolen a lead in signings on other Premier League clubs during this January transfer window.
Certainly has the attributes to be a success in the Premier League. Tall, quick, physical. Brentford are one of the more cultured sides in the Championship too, have a lot of respect for the way they play. Should be a smoother transition for him than, say, joining Burnley or something.
I still think that our main defensive issue is with a lack of support from midfield, rather than poor defensive players. Though that could potentially be sorted with a rejigging of formations, and the like.
Hopefully, this doesn’t stop Simpson from getting chances. Think he could be a top class player in the future. Let’s not forget that he was awarded MoM for us vs City last season at the Etihad.
I’m sceptical of this signing, but if he does join then he’ll have my full support, obviously. I was sceptical of Brooks too. – Join the conversation, click here.