Jonathan de Guzman could make Bournemouth move

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The Premier League's newly promoted sides have been busy this summer transfer window and there's still plenty of time for more drama as September gets ever nearer.

Norwich have signed five players so far including Youssouf Mulumbu on a free from West Brom, whilst Watford have spent over £25 million on 10 new players. AFC Bournemouth meanwhile have brought eight in, including the return of Artur Boruc permanently from last season and Tyrone Mings for a record fee.

The south-coast club have recently been linked to ex-Swansea star Jonathan de Guzman and he is apparently a target according to the Gazzetto Dello Sport, an Italian paper. He currently plays in Italy for Napoli and has made 23 league appearances but is probably most well-known for his time in Wales.


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De Guzman spent two seasons on loan at Swansea City and scored twice at Wembley in a 5-0 win against Bradford, that saw the Swans take the 2013 League Cup. He was awarded Swansea's goal of the season for a stunning free kick against Stoke and a year later scored another stunner has he netted a 30-yard free kick against Valencia in a 3-0 at Valencia in the Europa League.

It is believed that the 27 year-old will cost the Cherries around £5 million and although Eddie Howe refuses to comment on specific transfer targets, he told the Bournemouth Echo that they are still "looking to add". 

Bournemouth's current central midfield impressed last season and the new additions look promising. Harry Arter garnered national attention for his stunning long shots and the unsung playmaker Andrew Surman eventually got his dues with Bournemouth Players' Player of the Season.

New addition Lee Tomlin was, perhaps exaggeratedly, called the Teesside Messi whilst at Middlesbrough and Dan Gosling played reasonably in the opening game. Eunan O'Kane and Shaun MacDonald are long-serving Bournemouth players but are normally substitutes or cup players.

Although some might say that the position is already quite strong, several of the players have been rumoured with transfers/loans away and many thought Dan Gosling didn't quite play well enough in the absence of the injured Harry Arter. I'm sure Bournemouth fans will happily welcome the addition of Jonathan de Guzman if he does join but he has also been linked to Marseille and Bologna this summer: two clubs Eddie Howe would struggle to compete with when it comes to money.

During 2008, he claimed his Dutch citizenship choosing the Netherlands over Canada, he has since made 14 caps and was a part of Louis van Gaal's starting eleven that thrashed Spain 5-1 in the 2014 World Cup. At only 27, he still has years left of his career and will undoubtedly make more international appearances and play top level football, whether that's at Bournemouth, Bologna or somewhere else entirely.

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