NUFC eyeing £58m trio Howe brought to Bournemouth & have four others in mind – Report

Former Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey has written a new piece for 90min on Eddie Howe’s transfer plans ahead of the January transfer window.

He claims that the 43-year-old is considering making moves for three players he signed during his time at Bournemouth – Nathan Ake, Lloyd Kelly and Jefferson Lerma.

Ake was one of Howe’s star performers on the South Coast following a £20m move from Chelsea. He was snapped up by Man City after relegation, yet a lack of minutes under Pep Guardiola could see him move on in January as he eyes a return to the Dutch squad for next year’s World Cup.

Kelly, another centre-back, was brought to Bournemouth by Howe back in 2019, arriving from Bristol City in a deal worth £13m.

The former England U21 international had several injury issues during his one season under the NUFC boss, but is their captain and a key part of Scott Parker’s defence.

Then to Lerma, the tough-tackling Colombian who cost £25m from La Liga side Levante – making him Howe’s record signing.

He’s another key part of the current Bournemouth side, however 90min claim a return to the Premier League and reunion with Howe ‘appeals’ to the 27-year-old.

The report claims that every area of the squad is being assesses by Howe, however the early signs suggest he will prioritise moves for centre-backs and a new midfielder.

It’s also said Howe wants players who can make an immediate impact and has asked to be informed about former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, along with Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard and Ross Barkley – who is currently struggling for game time at Chelsea.

90min also report that James Tarkowski has been identified as an early target, however Ake and Kelly are also on our radar as the club consider moves for TWO centre-backs.

I can’t see Burnley selling to a direct relegation rivals in January and doubt Bournemouth would entertain moves for their star players when on course for automatic promotion, however a move for Man City’s Ake could make sense for all parties.

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9 thoughts on “NUFC eyeing £58m trio Howe brought to Bournemouth & have four others in mind – Report

  1. Olly: the problem with the links to Barkley, Ramsey and Lingard is they all play in the same position and we only need one of them. I think we get Lingard and forget about the rest. I also think Man U would sell to us as well. I dont believe for a second that there would be a boycott of NUFC money by the cartel. They are all competing against each other as well as us and that, and money, will win out in the end.

    Giving Man U 20 mil for a 29 year old bit part player is a good deal for them and a good deal for us. I would ignore Barkley (too hot and cold), and Ramsey (too high wages).

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  2. You could also say Lingard plays in the same position as Miggy. That’s Miggy’s problem – he hasnt scored enough goals or made enough assists so he will have to get on with it. I think he has been Bruced though in that he doesnt have a clue where he will play from one week to the next and is asked to play too much defense.

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  3. GREAT – getting player’s that took Bournemouth down

    Madness = doing the same thing over & over again, expecting a different result.

    Firstly we need to clear Fraser = he’ll be played JUST to try and show there’s no animosity…

    ..plus Jones = he’s clearly been running the shambles all season and we need to clear any obstacles

    Makes me laugh when he would come down from the stands to pass on his invaluable observations to Bruce…

    ..but as soon as he was ‘running’ the show, it wasn’t needed (!!???)

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  4. C’mon Eddie forget Bournemouth
    Toon boss now move on ! This is scary talk 1 week in ! Koulibaily, serie A now championship targets. Gotta be more ambitious – forget Henderson we’ve good goalies coming out of our ears ! Midfield, strikers, FB, CB yes- need DoF now

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  5. Not sure about not needing a (modern) goalie. Darlow & Gillespie cannot play out from the back/ Dubs maybe able to/ Woodman who knows. Howe likes his team to play out from the back which is what all the top teams do so if our current ones cannot adapt makes sense to look at that position as well.

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  6. Instead of moaning and whining like kk does why not see what January brings its all speculation personally don’t think Ake would be a bad buy and as for kk going on about signing players thst took clubs down hmm Wynaldham to Liverpool Sissoko to Tottenham townsend to Palace and did man City not sign Ake after bournemouth got relegated

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  7. Concentrate on signings who have been in relegation scraps with their clubs and know the effort and commitment it takes to get them out of trouble.

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  8. Bournemouth fan, in peace. One thing I can confirm about Eddie is that he likes to conduct his transfer business in private. He isn’t one to go shouting about which players he wants to sign. At the moment this is all press speculation.

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  9. KK:
    GREAT – getting player’s that took Bournemouth down

    Madness = doing the same thing over & over again, expecting a different result.

    Firstly we need to clear Fraser = he’ll be played JUST to try and show there’s no animosity…

    ..plus Jones = he’s clearly been running the shambles all season and we need to clear any obstacles

    Makes me laugh when he would come down from the stands to pass on his invaluable observations to Bruce…

    ..but as soon as he was ‘running’ the show, it wasn’t needed (!!???)

    Just because they went down doesn’t make them bad players.

    Liverpool signed Wijnaldum when we went down and Man City spent £40m on a relegated Ake!!

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