Bournemouth enter their third consecutive season in the Premier League next month and they have already made some solid signings in their bid to ensure their survival again.
Fans in the Transfer Tavern beer garden are over the moon to see Eddie Howe sign some big names already.
The Cherries biggest struggle last year was keeping out the goals and these two signings will go a long way in remedying that problem.
In attack, Howe has also resigned Jermain Defoe from Sunderland which will no doubt be a successful signing.
The striker bagged 15 league goals in 37 games last season for a side battling relegation – not a bad return at all. But our landlord believes the south coast side need a new playmaker to feed Defoe chances to score.
The player being discussed most at the bar by punters is Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Iceland international may come at a high price but as proved with Ake’s signing, the Cherries aren’t afraid of putting their hand in their pocket when needed.
Even Jack Wilshere’s loan signing last campaign cost a big chunk in wages.
The 27-year-old is a proven Premier League performer having scored 37 goals in 128 games over the past three seasons along with an abundance of assists.
His eye for a pass and creativity would ensure Defoe will be given plenty of chances to bag a few goals.
While he may be attracting attention from even bigger clubs, Bournemouth fans at the bar believe their club’s remarkably rise could attract Sigurdsson to the south coast.
Having signed some big names in Wilshere, Ake and Defoe in recent history he too could be tempted to join this impressive and expanding list.
Bournemouth fans, what do you think? Let us know!