The Bournemouth Stars That Should Be on Your Club's Radar This Summer

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Bournemouth's stars will be up for sale at a cut-price after relegation | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

AFC Bournemouth finished the 2019/20 Premier League season in 18th position, just one point from safety.

The Cherries' relegation from the top flight was confirmed on the final day despite beating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park. Howe's men required both Aston Villa and Watford to lose their final games, but Jack Grealish's strike secured Villa the one point they needed for survival.

As Bournemouth return to the Sky Bet Championship for the first time in five years, there are some players who have caught the eye and could be returning to England's top flight with moves to Premier League clubs this summer.

90min takes a look at these players, who they could move to, and how much they are likely to cost.

1. Aaron Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale
Ramsdale has performed well in his first Premier League season | Pool/Getty Images

After making his Premier League debut in Bournemouth's opening 2019/20 fixture in a 1-1 draw with Sheffielf United, Ramsdale has enjoyed a solid first season in the division. The England Under-21 goalkeeper has made 129 saves throughout the campaign, ranking him third among fellow goalkeepers in the league - only behind Martin Dubravka and Tim Krul.

With the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea on the lookout for new goalkeepers, the Bournemouth shot stopper will be viewed as a cheaper option when compared to other keepers in Europe.

However, The Sun have recently suggested Sheffield United could be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, with Dean Henderson set to return to Manchester United this summer.

Ramsdale played for the Blades before moving to Bournemouth for £1m in 2017, and a return to Bramall Lane could guarantee him first-team football - if Henderson were to leave, of course.

Most suitable destination: Sheffield United

Likely cost: £15m

2. Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake
Ake could be on his way to Manchester City | Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Ake became the Cherries' record signing in 2017 when the club spent £20.5m to sign the Dutchman after a successful loan spell from Chelsea.

According to The Guardian, Ake could join Manchester City this summer for around £35m. Bournemouth do not have a relegation release clause in Ake's current deal, meaning they risk losing him for a fee below their previous £40m valuation.

The report suggests a deal is close, with Pep Guardiola in dire need of a relatively competent centre back.

Most suitable destination: Manchester City


Likely cost: £35m

3. David Brooks

David Brooks
Brooks has endured a frustrating season with injuries | Warren Little/Getty Images

Since moving to the south coast in 2018 from Sheffield United, Brooks has been one of the standout players at the Vitality Stadium.

The Welshman contributed seven goals and five assists in 2018/19, but then Brooks struggled with multiple injury issues in his second season at the club, and hasn't been able to find the consistency and levels of performance he reached in the season prior.

According to the Evening Standard, Brooks is a target for Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming transfer window.

Most suitable destination: Tottenham Hotspur

Likely cost: £10m

4. Joshua King

Joshua King
King was the subject of interest from Manchester United in January | Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Norwegian forward has been consistently solid for Bournemouth in England's top division, and he is expected to be on the radar for many Premier League clubs this summer.

Manchester United made an offer for Bournemouth's number seven in January, but their deadline day bid was rejected by the Cherries.

The Red Devils are expected to return with an offer for King, and could secure the signing on a cut-price deal as a replacement for Odion Ighalo (if his loan deal isn't made permanent).

Most suitable destination: Manchester United

Likely cost: £15m

5. Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson
Wilson could be a target for Spurs this summer | Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

The 28-year-old has been on some journey during his time with the Cherries, which has seen him play Premier League football as well as lead the line for England.

Wilson has scored eight goals in the league for Bournemouth this season, and scored 14 goals in the 2018/19 season - his best return in England's top flight.

According to a report in the Evening Standard, Wilson is a player Spurs 'admire' and could make a move for this summer.

Tottenham have struggled to find adequate backup to Harry Kane in previous transfer windows, and their lack of depth in this position has been a concern for many seasons.

The Sun has suggested Wilson could be available for £10m this summer, with the fee likely to be in Spurs' region with limited funds available.

Most suitable destination: Tottenham Hotspur

Likely cost: £10m