Eddie Howe reveals Bournemouth's transfer strategy this summer

Bournemouth AFC player huddle

The South Coast club are already preparing for their maiden campaign in the Premier League.

Bournemouth exceeded all expectations this season by winning the Championship and achieving promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, and it looks like the club are spending little time preparing for the occasion.

The Cherries' outstanding young manager Eddie Howe was a guest during Sky Sports' coverage of Arsenal's game with Swansea on Monday night, and opened up on his club's plans regarding recruitment ahead of their debut season in the top flight.

“Predominantly we will go British-based,” the former Burnley boss said on Monday Night Football.

“In our situation going into a new league with so many unknowns we want dependable players that we know. I think the make-up of our squad will be British.

“That’s not to say we won’t look abroad and we have cast our net quite wide to try and find the best players for us.”

That route follows a similar tactic employed so well by Leicester City this season, with the Foxes now odds on to remain in the Premier League for a second successive season, while Burnley also enjoyed some success with their transfer work this season, despite falling just short at remaining in the top flight.

But whatever route Bournemouth take, Howe assured fans that that the Cherries uniqueness will remain an essential part of the club as they take to the Premier League.

“It’s only wise to look back and reflect on previous teams and how they’ve had the challenge that we’ve had and adapted to that,” he continued.

“But we are Bournemouth. We are unique and we can’t copy anyone else."

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