Taking 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.
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.
Max 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 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 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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