With the new League season just over 7 weeks away, AFC Bournemouth have publically stated that they are in no hurry to delve in to the transfer market to sign too many players.
Manager Eddie Howe, speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo is quoted as saying: "We need quality additions and I don’t think we need quantity. Whichever player we sign, we are trying to make sure they are going to improve the team and the squad so there will not be a huge number coming in. Hopefully, there will be more quality additions in the calibre of Elliott. We are aiming to build a really competitive squad and one we think can do well in the division. But it is going to be incredibly difficult because we are competing against clubs that are much bigger than ours. Hopefully, Elliott’s signing goes some way to moving in the direction we want to go. There is no rush and we had to be patient with Elliott. He was a free transfer and we didn’t have to pay a fee for him. He had other choices, we had to wait for him and I felt that was the right thing to do. Regarding our other targets, things don’t always happen as you would want them to or maybe as quickly as you would like them to. As I have said before, if we don’t get the ones we want, we may end up going with what we have got. I wouldn’t want to bring in someone who was potentially not better than what we have already because you are just adding numbers to the group. The team we had last season did really well and I would just like to give them a bit more support in terms of a few quality bodies. But, in the main, it will be the squad that did really well for us last season".
Source: Cherries MAD