Report: Bournemouth table £3.5m bid for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray

Bournemouth and Norwich City have been linked with Crystal Palace hitman Glenn Murray.

As per a report in the Daily Star, Bournemouth have tabled a £3.5 million bid for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray amid fears of losing key goal-getter Callum Wilson.

The 31-year-old scorer was deemed surplus to requirements at the beginning of last season, spending time out on loan at Championship club Reading.

Following Alan Pardew’s appointment as manager in January, however, Murray returned to Selhurst Park and played a key role in the club’s charge up the table, scoring seven Premier League goals.

Though he’s expected to play a part in the upcoming campaign, promoted duo Norwich City and Bournemouth were credited with holding an interest towards the end of June, as reported in the Daily Mirror.

And fresh reports in the Daily Star now claim the Cherries have stepped up their efforts, tabling a £3.5 million bid for the former Brighton & Hove Albion striker.

An excellent option for Bournemouth:

While the report states Murray is a target as fears over losing Wilson grow, the Eagles’ target man is evidently a different type of player and should be targeted regardless.

Eddie Howe’s men were an attacking force to be reckoned with last season, and Yann Kermorgant was deployed as a target man and their success was built around his ability to link-up play.

Murray is arguably an upgrade on the former Charlton Athletic man, and last season he proved his capabilities at Palace and showed exactly why the old-fashioned target man is not a dying breed.

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