AFC Bournemouth are again within the Premier League simply two seasons after returning to the Championship, and Scott Parker has made his first transfer available in the market by signing Ryan Fredericks.
The former West Ham defender left the Irons earlier within the month his contract set to run out within the coming weeks, with the Cherries appearing shortly to signal Fredericks forward of the likes of Southampton and Fulham as reported by the Sun.
As per that report, Fredericks received’t be the one defensive signing Bournemouth make this summer time, with Parker set to utterly revamp the again 4 with new signings that ought to hold the south coast aspect within the Premier League come May 2023.
With many neutrals excited by the return of Bournemouth, what may the Cherries’ XI for subsequent season appear like within the Premier League following the signing of Fredericks, with Parker eager so as to add extra new gamers to the squad within the coming weeks?
Scott Parker indicators three defenders as Ola Aina reunites with former coach
As reported by the Sun, defence is the important thing space for Parker this summer time, with Fredericks more likely to be the membership’s beginning right-back subsequent season in what might be a shrewd piece of enterprise for the Cherries, who may additionally signal Nat Phillips on a everlasting deal from Liverpool.
The centre-back featured closely for Bournemouth final season after becoming a member of the membership on mortgage in January, and with reviews of talks occurring, Phillips may return to the Vitality Stadium this summer time if a deal will be agreed on, with membership captain Lloyd Kelly set to maintain his spot in central defence, together with Mark Travers in purpose, who was unimaginable within the Championship.
As for a brand new left-back, Ola Aina might be a possible possibility for Parker, who truly signed the Nigerian worldwide throughout his spell as Fulham supervisor within the 20/21 Premier League season. Given his versatility, the Torino defender might be a helpful addition to the squad.
Phillip Billing stays as Ryan Christie and Jefferson Lerma begin in midfield
Midfield is an fascinating place for Bournemouth. Whilst the realm may do with some power in numbers, with Blackburn Rovers star Joe Rothwell additionally set to signal without spending a dime within the coming days, the Cherries’ present choices might be sufficient to impress within the Premier League.
Indeed, Phillip Billing loved arguably his greatest season but in England below Parker, with the Dane hitting double digits in each targets and assists in what was a 12 months to recollect for the 26-year-old, with Jefferson Lerma additionally having an ideal 12 months because the rock in midfield.
Given Parker’s tendency to change between a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-3, Christie will probably retain his position because the attacking midfielder of the crew, with the previous Celtic star a participant who thrives on the massive stage and might be a breakout star within the Premier League subsequent season.
Dominic Solanke leads as Aston Villa attacker Bertrand Traore joins the combination
With a career-best 28 targets final season within the Championship, Dominic Solanke has by no means seemed extra able to tackle the Premier League after years of promise and potential, with Parker managing to get the very best out of the previous Chelsea academy star.
Indeed, the striker wasn’t the one Bournemouth ahead to get pleasure from a breakout 12 months, with younger gun Jaidon Anthony bursting onto the scene because the membership’s undisputed left-winger, a place the 22-year-old will hold forward of the Premier League subsequent season.
That leaves simply the right-wing, and in our predicted XI, we’ve gone for Aston Villa ahead Bertrand Traore, who brings invaluable expertise to the Bournemouth assault and might be obtainable at an affordable charge, with Steven Gerrard reportedly open to promoting the Burkina Faso worldwide.