Report: Bournemouth make £5m bid for Eder, once linked with mega-money move to Arsenal and Liverpool

The Portuguese international's stock has fallen in recent times, but would be a shrewd buy from Eddie Howe.

Yesterday it was reported that AFC Bournemouth were set to make a move for Portuguese striker Eder, as they prepare for a debut season in the Premier League. The Cherries were promoted from the Championship as Champions, completing a fantastic turnaround considering the perilous position they found themselves in just five years ago.

Now they are set to break their club transfer record to sign the Portuguese international, with The Telegraph reporting Bournemouth have already tabled a £5 million bid for the player.

Eder, who has 17 caps for the Portuguese national team and is yet to score for his country, has a decent goal-scoring record with Braga - netting 28 goals in 82 appearances.

It was form in the 2012-13 season that saw him heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool. In 2012 it was reported that Arsenal and Liverpool were willing to spend up to £24 million for his signature by the International Business Times.

But he has since struggled with serious injury and his lack of goals at international level has raised concerns over his ability to score at the highest level - leaving the path clear for Bournemouth to try and bring him in on the cheap.

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