Many Bournemouth fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the club are closing in on the signing of centre back Gary Cahill.
The veteran defender is currently a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace earlier on in the summer and now appears set to complete a move to the South Coast in order to link up with Scott Parker’s side.
Cahill would bring a wealth of experience to the Cherries’ backline and has previously won the likes of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League during his time at former club Chelsea.
Naturally the news of the former England international’s expected arrival at the Vitality Stadium didn’t take long to register with the Bournemouth faithful, with many taking to social media to air their views on the move.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from the supporters on Twitter as they prepare to welcome Cahill.
No need for him surely?
— Carl (@Diggy_Donut) August 19, 2021
So pleased to see we have £20,000 a week to blow on a has-been. Don’t be surprised if young talents such as Rossi and Mepham look elsewhere as they are no longer getting game time. Zero benefit in him coming to AFCB apart from inflating his bank account and depleting our coffers
— gary wood (@garywoo03644687) August 19, 2021
Great signing !!! The young lads can learn a lot from him 🍒🍒🍒🍒
— Matthew Head (@cherrybear86) August 19, 2021
Don’t need him mark😡😡😡already got 4!!!!??!!!!
— Jack (@jackwiles17) August 19, 2021
Addresses a clear weakness we've had for years. Never look confident defending set pieces, and in a league where teams will target that this is a good signing. Also the sort of guy you can bring on when 1-0 up away from home to see us home. #afcb https://t.co/ndXO4n7uxD
— Neil Grover (@AFCBNG) August 19, 2021
Have concerns with age and probably high wages. BUT he’s still a top player for this level, a top pro and leader. Brings a wealth of experience and at 6ft4 is someone who brings some height and strength to a young and quite short back line. Especially in a long ball league #afcb https://t.co/Wy2TSOOOdX
— George Proctor (@george_proctor) August 19, 2021
Couple of questions on this
What’s this mean for Steve Cook if anything?
Did Sylvain Distain help with this deal?
Is Mepham gonna be our 3rd Right Back?
— Kirk Tovey (@KirkTovey) August 19, 2021
Good experience to have around the place i guess 🍒… https://t.co/a4yNMZDAV5
— Regan Rumens (@reganrumens) August 19, 2021
— Lucas Roscoe (@LucasRoscoe5) August 19, 2021