According to the latest reports, Bournemouth is looking into the possibility of signing Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle in the upcoming January transfer window.
Manager Cherries boss Eddie Howe now wants Gayle to fill the void left by their top scorer Callum Wilson. These reports suggest that Bournemouth is ready to pay up to £6million to lure the striker away from Palace.
Gayle, who scored 10 goals last season, is currently struggling to find enough game time because of the heavy competition for the starting 11 at Palace. So, a move to Bournemouth could revive his premier league career. This is a Win-Win situation for both the club and the player.
Bournemouth is struggling in the Premier League, even though they are now sponsored by Mansion Group – an online gambling business who owns and operates a number of sites like Mansion Casino. They started the campaign very well, but a long-term injury to Callum Wilson resulted in an ongoing struggle for goals in the league. They are currently sitting in 19th position in the table with just 2 wins so far.
Elsewhere the Cherries have managed to sort out the contract issues with winger Marc Pugh. The former Hereford player’s contract was due to expire at the end of this season and the extension now means that he will stay with the club until 2018.
Pugh started his career in Burnley where he reached through the youth system. In 2010-2011 seasons Pugh made his debut opening with the Bournemouth against Charlton Athletic on 7th august 2010. Pugh’s debut goal came in the game against Peterborough United on 14th August.
Marc Pugh helped the Cherries win the Championship title in 2014-2015 and thus, getting the club an entry in the premier league for the first time in the Club’s 125 years. With the victory against Huddersfield town on October 2014 by 0-4 following a victory against Birmingham City by 0-8, led the club to win at the end. The game against Bolton Wanderers with 3-0 win (Pugh’s first goal, sealed Bournemouth’s promotion to the premier league. The 28year old performance has a strong part to play in setting the club’s record higher and getting it promoted to the premier league.
With 73 goals to his credit since 2003 the winger is 1 goal short of 50 with 49 goals while in Bournemouth. Good at dribbling, the player has come through a lot since his start in 2003 with Burnley. With being associated with different clubs since Burnley such as Bury, Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United, the player seems to finally settle with the Bournemouth, for whom he has been playing since 2010.
In his career, the move to Bournemouth FC seems to be one of the most remarkable decisions for the player as well as the club. Being a part of success squad, Pugh is proud of what he has become and what the club has turned into. He always wanted his future with the club and has been a part of the team that turned around the future of the club nearly insolvent a few years back.
The player is happy with the renewal of his contract with Bournemouth. He sounds satisfied with the deal and as it is, he will not be moving for more or less another 3 years from Bournemouth.