Bournemouth ready to spend big ahead of Premier League season

The Championship winners are preparing to invest heavily in a bid to avoid relegation next term, with the club prioritising recruitment over expanding their stadium

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn says the soon-to-be Premier League newcomers will invest money in their playing resources before they consider stadium expansion.

The Cherries won the Championship following Saturday’s 3-0 win at Charlton Athletic and Watford’s 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

With their Dean Court ground having a capacity of just 11,700, there has been talk of expansion ahead of their top-flight bow next season, but Mostyn says putting money into the squad is the number one priority.

“We need to make sure that we put the majority of our investment into the team, so that we can retain our Premier League position,” he told BBC Sport.

“You’ve seen other clubs who have suffered the consequences of expanding their ground

“What we have to do is sit down as a board and look at the practicalities, what we can and cannot do in line with the council, and just prioritise what we believe is in the best interests of our club and our supporters.”