Howe believes playing for Bournemouth offers Jack Wilshere the perfect platform “to deliver his very best" this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Howe said: "We met and had a good football talk. We talked about the club and various different things that you go through.
"I am obviously delighted that he chose us ahead of a number of other clubs and I think he will do really, really well for the team.
"I think it is a big thing for us. It is a step into the unknown in the respect that Jack is out there on his own in terms of his profile and the type of player we have attracted."