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Bournemouth boss Howe defends signing Solanke injured

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists new signing Dominic Solanke will prove worth the money.

Howe has defended the club's decision to spend £19m on Liverpool striker Solanke despite the player being injured.

He said, "He has a hamstring problem and will be out for most of January. We have done relevant tests and medicals."

Howe added: "He brings a different dynamic to the front-line. He is good in the air, a physical presence. It's a lot of money across the board to sign players now but look at his international record. He is one of most talented young strikers in country.

"Young players see a good culture at Bournemouth and a way of working to bring out the best. We develop them as players and as individuals. We work very hard to improve weaknesses."

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