Why Bournemouth are a team full of Football Index Potential
When you look at the Premier League there are few teams who can rival Bournemouth in terms of their Football Index potential. Eddie Howe’s side are in a relegation scrap as we speak but even if they stay up, which we expect them to, they could be in for an interesting summer. Here we look at five players whose prices could hike over the coming months.
Number 5. Harry Wilson, £1.32
We think it’s fair to label Wilson’s loan move from Liverpool as a success. The Welsh winger has stolen headlines on a few occasions with stunning strikes and he’s done more than enough to show he can cut it in the Premier League. Realistically, he won’t make it into the Liverpool side. That means he’ll probably be on the move more permanently come the transfer window. Where remains to be seen but it does offer the possibility of a price hike. A midfielder who scores goals could scoop the occasional PB win too.
Number 4. Nathan Ake, £1.25
Ake joined the Cherries in 2017 after a successful loan spell from Chelsea. Now it seems that Frank Lampard is keen to bring the Dutch centre half back to Stamford Bridge. Although Bournemouth aren’t known for a strong defence, Ake has excelled since moving for regular first team football. He’s a commanding presence at the back winning 73% of his tackles and a pass completion of 88% shows he is capable of meeting the modern demands placed on defenders. The Blues could do a lot worse and a move of that magnitude will be good news for anyone who holds him.
Number 3. David Brooks, £2.20
Bournemouth fans must be ruing the fact Brooks hasn’t kicked a ball for them all season. If he had, they wouldn’t be in a relegation fight. The 22-year-old ex-Man City youngster burst on to the scene last season with a hand in 12 goals (seven goals and five assists) in 30 league appearances as the team finished 14th and well clear of danger. He’s been out with a serious ankle injury sustained in pre-season but it hasn’t stopped the rumour mill. The big boys are said to be interested. Bournemouth will do well to keep hold of him through the summer. If they manage to it will only be short term because it’s only a matter of time until the gifted midfielder goes on to bigger and better things. When he does, £2.20 will look a bargain.
Number 2. Ryan Fraser, £1.36
Fraser might be the most obvious representation of what Football Index potential looks like. He’s in the prime of his career at 26-years-old. His talent at Premier League level isn’t questionable because he’s proven it over the last four seasons with 16 goals and 29 assists. He’ll be a free agent in a matter of days and, to top it all off, all the clubs linked are bigger and more media prominent than Bournemouth. Investing in him feels like a no brainer.
Number 1. Joshua King, £1.17
Manchester United’s interest in King is up there with one of the more random transfer stories to be honest but there certainly seems to be more in it than just paper talk. It was widely reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to bring his fellow Norwegian to Old Trafford in January. That never materialised but interest could be rekindled in the summer – albeit Tottenham are said to be interested too. King has a reasonable strike rate at Premier League level with one goal in every three games but his price booming does hinge on a move. Given his current price of £1.17, a transfer to the Red Devils or Spurs would create a serious spike.
There you have it, five Bournemouth players who tick all the boxes of what Football Index potential looks like and we’ve not even mentioned Callum Wilson. He too could see an increase if he can rediscover his shooting boots particularly with the Euros ahead. Still, we think the five names are more than enough to help you make money on Football Index.
Think there is a more potential filled squad than the Cherries? We’d like to hear it!