Bournemouth manager speaks out about future of two reported Spurs targets


Bournemouth manager, Jason Tindall has claimed that the club have given him assurances that rumoured Tottenham targets, David Brooks and Aaron Ramsdale, will both stay at the club despite their relegation to the Championship.

Given some of the talented players that Bournemouth have at their disposal, it was inevitable that the vultures would circle if they went down this season.

Brooks is undoubtedly one of the Cherries’ highly-valued assets, as he made quite an impact in his first season after signing from Sheffield United in 2018.

The attacking midfielder did not have the same sort of impact last season, partly due to injury problems, but that has seemingly not done his stock any harm at all.

Spurs are said to be lining up the move for the 23-year-old (Mirror) and are reported to be facing competition from Liverpool for his signature (The Sun).

Meanwhile, reports also indicate that Jose Mourinho wants to bring in a backup goalkeeper to North London this summer (Football Insider), with Ramsdale previously mentioned as a potential target (Daily Mail).

Tindall, who replaced Eddie Howe in the Cherries hot seat at the end of the season, insisted that he has received assurances that the club will not have a fire-sale this summer.

When asked about the futures of Brooks and Ramsdale, the Bournemouth boss told Yorkshire Examiner: “I think with any club that’s relegated from any division there’s always that speculation with players leaving or being linked with other clubs.

“It’s no different to what’s happened at this football club for probably the last three, four or five years.

“A number of our players are always being linked with moves away, you deal with that as and when it comes around.

“I wouldn’t be sitting here now if I didn’t have assurances.

“If the club had said fire-sale, losing eight or nine players, I wouldn’t be sitting here now.”

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While Tindall might have received guarantees over Bournemouth avoiding a mass exodus, I very much doubt he has got assurances over the futures of individual players. Bournemouth have some high earners in their squad and the club would likely be willing to cash-in on them at the right price this summer. I personally believe Callum Wilson is the one we need to prioritise as he is likely to be attainable at a modest price.

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