Howe: Bournemouth squad almost complete

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe feels his squad is all but complete, but admits he could bring in one more fresh face ahead of the close of the transfer window.

The Cherries boss has been active in the current transfer window, bringing in seven new players in Jordon Ibe, Lewis Cook, Lys Mousset, Brad Smith, Marc Wilson, Emerson Hyndman and Nathan Ake.

While he is satisfied with their progress in the transfer market, Howe says he could look to sign a promising youth talent.

"I'm satisfied that we're 99% of the way there," Howe told the club's official website.

"We don't want to add too many more to the squad, there's potentially one position we'll look at – a younger talent. Unless we did that deal we will stay as we are.

"I do feel it's a stronger squad than last year, we have more numbers and a very good work ethic. When you recruit you have to make sure you don't lose your identity and the pleasing thing for me is that everyone has had a great mentality towards their training.

"I've gone on record to say it's difficult to attract Premier League players in their prime, we've gone down a younger route of recruitment, but we're delighted with the player we've brought in, they've got great character, attitude and will be very good players for us."

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