Three Bournemouth first team players surplus to requirements, including attacking duo

Millwall's Tony Craig in action with Bournemouth's Lys Mousset

This Bournemouth trio have made only three Premier League starts between them.

Bournemouth's Steve Cook celebrates scoring their third goalTaking four points off Liverpool has been a highlight of Bournemouth's season

It’s been another impressive season for Bournemouth, who have picked up some big scalps on their way to securing safety quite comfortably in the end.

The challenge over the summer will be to try and keep moving forward and part of that will be streamlining their squad to allow for new signings.

With that in mind, here are three first team players who could well be on their way out.

Max Gradel

After his first season at the club was hampered by injuries, this one has been just as frustrating for Gradel who has been riding the bench all term.

Bournemouth's Max Gradel in action with West Brom's Craig DawsonMax Gradel has endured a tough time with the Cherries

His only starts have come in the League Cup and, given the displays of Josh King, the fact Callum Wilson will return from injury next campaign and Jordon Ibe’s position on the bench most weeks, it’s hard to see where an opportunity is going to come from.

He recently changed agents according to his Twitter account, suggesting a summer move is on the cards.

Brad Smith

England's Andros Townsend in action with Australia's Brad SmithBrad Smith has 16 Australia caps, having previous played for England at youth levels

Things haven’t gone how the Australian would have hoped after arriving in the summer and he’s made only five league appearances all season.

That fact he can’t get playing time in the Premier League’s third worst defence doesn’t bode well and him moving on appears the best option for both parties.

Lys Mousset

Millwall's Tony Craig in action with Bournemouth's Lys Mousset Lys Mousset in action with Millwall's Tony Craig

At 21 Mousset is still young, but the fact he’s done nothing of note this season and started just a solitary game – a humbling 3-0 defeat against League One Millwall in the FA Cup – won’t generate much optimism.

Signing a player with only one good season behind him who had never played above the French second tier was always going to be both risky, and despite time being on his side it may be time for the Cherries to cut their losses.

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