Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has declared that he does not feel comfortable spending so much money on players to bring to the side.

Bournemouth have spent big so far this window, with a £1m loan fee to AS Roma for Juan Iturbe and Benik Afobe joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers in what was believed to be a £10m fee, while Lewis Grabban also returned for £7m from Norwich City.

38-year-old Howe has been with Bournemouth for 16 and a half years in both a playing and managerial capacity, and has been with the club through some exceedingly tough times down the years.

Speaking to ​Sky Sports and with this in mind, Howe says that he finds the amount of cash being thrown about uncomfortable, especially when he can recollect times where Bournemouth were in administration and under transfer embargoes.


"​It is not a comfortable feeling for me as I have been right through the journey," Howe said. "The year that we were embargoed we had 13 or 14 players to choose from, and to think in a few years' time you would have been spending millions of pounds on players would not have seemed possible.

"I take every penny we spend very seriously as well as the responsibility which comes with that, and try to make good decisions for the football club, not just for now, but for the long term.

"It is important that we look beyond this season as it is not just about the here and now, and hopefully we get the major decisions right."

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Bournemouth are firmly entrenched in a relegation battle this season, and find themselves in 16th position, just three points clear of 18th placed Newcastle United.

It is rumoured that Bournemouth are looking to bolster their defensive options, and have an eye on both Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy and Hull City defender Michael Dawson.

Bournemouth's next fixture is at home to Norwich City in the Premier League.