Bournemouth's Eddie Howe to take Tomas Andrade on trial; previously rejected by Everton

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Reports claim that Bournemouth are to take Tomas Andrade on trial after Everton turned down the option to sign the River Plate midfielder.

According to the Daily Mail, Bournemouth are taking River Plate midfielder Tomas Andrade on trial.

The 19-year-old playmaker was poised to sign for Everton on loan last week but manager Roberto Martinez ultimately made a U-turn on his decision.

Now, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is preparing to take on the talented teenager, with reports suggesting he is available on loan with a view to a permanent deal at about £3.5million.

Head of recruitment at Dean Court, Richard Hughes, is believed to have stepped in to make an offer to the 19-year-old, who has an Italian passport.

Everton U-turn

Following Everton's rejection of Andrade, Toffees' manager Roberto Martinez told the Liverpool Echo the following:

“In the best interests of Tomas’ development and ourselves and the players we have got in that age group it is better that we are not going to go ahead with it.

“Tomas is a very, very talented footballer and I think he is going to be a big player but at the moment I don’t think we are going to reach an agreement.”

While these quotes are evidently very cryptic, the Spaniard is clearly endorsing Andrade's fantastic potential - Eddie Howe may feel he has the ability to unlock this ability over time.

Andrade was voted player of the tournament at the World U17 Championships 18 months ago and the outstanding player at this summer’s U19 Dallas Cup.

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