Howe starts summer recruitment

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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has made Fulham’s USA international midfielder Emerson Hyndman his first signing of the summer.

The 20-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the Cherries who will pay an undisclosed compensation fee to the Cottagers for the highly-rated youngster.

Bournemouth’s chief executive Neill Blake said of the signing: “We’ve moved swiftly in the window to secure Emerson’s signature.

“Emerson is a highly-rated young player and already boasts international experience, so will be a welcome addition to Eddie’s squad.”

Hyndman moved to Fulham from FC Dallas five years ago and made his first-team debut for the club in a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich Town in August 2014.

He went on to make 25 Championship appearances for Fulham as well as featuring in three Capital One Cup matches.

Hyndman has represented the United States at youth level before making his senior debut in a friendly against the Czech Republic in September 2014.

He captained the United States at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand last year and scored in the 2-1 victory over Myanmar.

Bournemouth are 11/4 to be relegated from the Premier League in the 2016/17 season, while Fulham can be backed at 11/2 to be promoted from the Championship after only just avoiding relegation to the third tier of English football last term.