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The Premier League transfer deadline is approaching – so what sort of business do fans think their clubs should be doing?
English top-flight clubs have until 23:00 GMT on Friday to make any late additions, on a day known for drama and excitement.
BBC Sport has asked fans from every Premier League club to tell us where their teams need to strengthen, who they want to bring in and who they’d like to see head through the exit door before the month is out.
Gareth Davies writes the ‘Next Moves’ feature in Bournemouth’s matchday programme.
Bournemouth are in a relegation battle – so it might seem peculiar to say we don’t really need to do any business. But if we can start emptying out the treatment room of overworked club physio Steve Hard, then we should have just enough to stay up.
When your team are in a relegation battle, an influx of new players in January can go one of two ways. It will either galvanise the team or the new players will take too long to gel. You can then be saddled with those players in the Championship, which is why I can’t see Eddie Howe seriously pursuing anyone.
That said, a player who would improve Bournemouth is Liverpool’s Adam Lallana – the midfielder was on the Cherries’ books as a boy until he left for Southampton.
Given our current plight, it needs to be all hands on deck. However, Jordon Ibe, who has turned out for the Under-21 side in recent weeks, is out of contract during the summer. As one of the club’s most expensive ever misfits, it would surely be better for everyone if he moved on.
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