Max Gradel wants to dump Bournemouth

Max Gradel wants to dump Bournemouth
Bournemouth defender Steve Cook and Max Gradel

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 19, 2017. 12:30

Information coming from England is that Cote d'Ivoire international striker, Max Gradel is set to part ways with the English Premier League side, Bournemouth.

The BBC website reports that Gradel has revealed that he wants to leave the Premier League side due to the player's inability to get more game time.

The 29-year-old is yet to start a league game this season despite overcoming a hamstring problem having made 11 appearances for the Cherries in all competitions this season.


Gradel joined the Cherries from French side St Etienne in August 2015 where he later penned a four-year deal in 2016.

It is reported that the player's decision is influenced by his desire to secure more first-team football elsewhere.

Although it is understood that Bournemouth want to keep the Elephants forward, the player is concerned by lack of opportunities as that will affect his international career.

Gradel played in all three of Ivory Coast's games at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as the defending champions failed to get past the group stages.

On the other hand, he represented his country in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and was a member of the 2015 title-winning squad in Equatorial Guinea.

He was also part of the squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as he played against Colombia where they lost 2-1.

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