Report: Bournemouth eye deal for out-of-favour Crystal Palace player Adlene Guedioura

Bournemouth have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Adlene Guedioura.

As reported by the Mirror, newly-promoted Premier League side Bournemouth are keen on signing out-of-favour midfielder Adlene Guedioura from fellow English club Crystal Palace.

The former Nottingham Forest star made just a handful of Premier League substitute appearances last season and spent a chunk of the campaign on loan at Watford.

Seemingly deemed surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park this season, Guedioura has been widely tipped to leave the club and has a suitor in Bournemouth.

The Cherries need extra bodies in midfield for when injuries and suspensions kick in, and the Mirror claims that boss Eddie Howe is looking at getting a deal done before the transfer window closes.

What does Guedioura has to offer?

Bournemouth boast a selection of fine possession-based midfielders, with Andrew Surman and Dan Gosling comfortable playing in a midfield two and controlling proceedings.

However, for those tricky away games against the country’s leading clubs, Howe would be better off going with a five-man midfield and deploying a defensive-minded player such as Guedioura.

Currently, the Cherries are light in regards to a midfield enforcer and the French-born Algeria international is an ideal candidate for that role, excelling in tackling and breaking up the play.

During his short stint at Watford last season, Guedioura made a good impression on the Hornets and even managed to get among the goals, scoring three times and adding a further four assists in 13 starts.

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