The Bournemouth fans in the Transfer Tavern would very much have like to unearth the next Dele Alli.
And that’s exactly what Eddie Howe plans to do, according to The Bournemouth Echo.
Talking about the roots of most of this players, Eddie Howe stated his desire to continue scouring the lower leagues of English professional football to unearth some gems who could become future Premier League players.
He cited the rising success of Dele Alli, who Tottenham Hotspur bought from Milton Keynes Dons just two years ago.
Alli, of course, has become one of the finest players in the Premier League and the 21-year-old is considered to be one of the hottest young talents across Europe at the moment.
Howe admitted that he did look to try to sign Alli whilst in the Championship but the starlet already had Premier League admirers by that point.
Bournemouth come up against Tottenham this weekend at White Hart Lane and Dele Alli will be one of a number of danger men that Howe needs to watch out for.
Praising Dele Alli’s rise from the lower leagues to Premier League stardom and outlining his transfer policy, Howe told the Daily Echo:
“We certainly do look in the lower leagues for players.
“We would never cut off that market.
“I wouldn’t ever want to do that, because I know there are players who can make the step up.
“You have to remember, half of our team – maybe more than half of our team – have come from League One and the Championship.
“It can be done.
“You just need the right player, with the right attitude and the right attributes and that gap can be bridged.
Our landlord thinks that Howe will find plenty of hidden talent in the lower leagues.
Bournemouth fans – who would you like to sign and why?