Date: 26th April 2017 at 6:09pm
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted that winger Maxi Gradel’s future is set to be discussed.

For a number of months it has been reported that Gradel wants to leave the Cherries at the end of the season.

In January it was reported that according to Gradel’s agent Desmond Tra, the Ivory Coast winger had handed in a transfer request to manager Eddie Howe.

Gradel was linked with French sides Marseille and Nantes and English sides Hull, Watford, Birmingham, West Ham and Burnley.

He however remained at Dean Court following the closing of the transfer window, but has seen his chances remain very limited.

Earlier this month the BBC reported that…

‘Ivory Coast international Max Gradel has told BBC Sport he wants to leave Premier League side Bournemouth.

A few days later Gradel told the Daily Echo that he was…

‘at an age where I can`t sit on the bench, I must play.’

This season Gradel has made just nine Premier League appearances, all coming via the substitutes bench and totalling just 107 minutes, with only 16 minutes coming since October 2016.

Howe told the Daily Echo

‘…Max has been brilliant, he really has. His attitude has not changed. He is still a very enthusiastic and popular member of the squad. He has a great attitude to his work and we will sit down in the summer and have a talk.’

Your Say…

SteveJonesLegend wrote…

I am positive Max could be huge for us, but he needs to convince Mr Howe and Tindal of it… His never really had long enough o the pitch to show what he can do, and 10/15 minute cameos just leave you running around like a headless chicken, trying to be everywhere and do everything…

He is very much someone who has fallen foul of our sh*te academy status and thus getting no real decent reserve opposition to get a) match fit and b) show the management what he can do…

The PL is unforgiving and you cannot ‘bed’ someone in, in this league (although Howe does seem to have persisted with some more than others)…

I really hope we can keep hold of him…
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One Reply to “Howe: We will sit down for talks with Gradel”

  • …hopefully Max can find a club to make a go of it with? I doubt in the future that he would figure much for us in The PL…

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