There’s a sense of positivity amongst the Bournemouth fans in the Transfer Tavern this morning after reports have revealed the identity of one of their transfer targets.
According to the Daily Star, Eddie Howe is hoping to bolster his goalscoring options for the second half of the season by naming Chelsea youngster, Patrick Bamford, as his number one attacking target.
Bamford ended a frustrating loan stint at Crystal Palace last week after making just 6 substitute appearances for Alan Pardew’s side and failing to net a single goal.
However, despite his disappointing run of form, Eddie Howe is keen to secure the 22-year-old’s services.
The Cherries have been struggling in front of goal recently after failing to convert chances in their past three fixtures, with Glenn Murray lumbering around and Joshua King not a natural goalscorer.
Bamford has proved he has an eye for goal with successful spells at MK Dons, Derby County and Middlesbrough which may well be why his time at Palace was so frustrating.
The Bournemouth boss has been given the green light to splash the cash during this transfer window and although Howe is interested in bringing Bamford to Dean Court, he will have to fight off the interest from relegation-threatened rivals, Norwich and Swansea.
Bamford is understandably determined to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge so it’s difficult to tell exactly where the youngster’s future may lie.
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