Bournemouth: Scott Parker
Eddie Howe and Bournemouth are the best story in the Premier League. The tiny South Coast club coming up from the Championship has surprised everyone, they’ve played great football under Howe, scored goals, won games that no one gave them a chance in and now have an opportunity to stay in the top flight of English football for another season.
They have also been willing to spend money. In the summer they invested heavily in Callum Wilson and Tyrone Mings, both are now injured for the rest of the season, and in January they brought in the enigmatic, disruptive but talented Juan Iturbe on loan from Roma. However, they still seem slightly naive as a team, and could do with a little experience down the stretch, especially in defensive areas. This is where Scott Parker comes in.
Parker was one of many players whose career was ruined by big-spending Chelsea. Chelsea signed him from Charlton under Mourinho’s first spell at the club. He then proceeded to sit on the bench every week and eventually left, ending up at West Ham where he again looked like a top class midfielder. Parker is now at Fulham, and although he is well past his prime at 35, could most definitely still do a job for Premier League side. He would be the perfect player for Bournemouth.