Bournemouth set to let midfielder Emerson Hyndman join Wigan on loan

Eddie Howe wants to give the USA international more experience before he drafts him into his first team squad at the Vitality Stadium.

So he is all set to send the midfielder out to spend six months playing in the Championship to help his development.

Hyndman joined Bournemouth two years ago having rejected the offer of a new contract at Fulham, the club who have him his first chance in English football as an 18-year-old.

But since then he has found it difficult to force his way into the first team picture on the South Coast.

The highly-rated youngster was loaned out to Rangers in his first season with the club, as Howe tried to give him more time to develop the raw ability that persuaded him to sign him.

That spell at Ibrox proved a success, as he scored 4 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions and impressed in the Scottish Premiership.

But that was not enough to earn him a place in the first team plans on a regular basis at Bournemouth, making just four appearances for the club last season.

That included a Premier League debut on the final day of the campaign as Howe looked to blood him into the first team environment.

Hyndman's frustrations at a lack of opportunities had led to a number of clubs showing an interest in trying to tempt him away from the Cherries.

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But Howe still sees potential in the player,  who is looking to break back into his national team over the course of the next year.

He believes a spell playing regularly in the Championship will give him the ideal base to come back to Bournemouth and seriously challenge for Premier League action.

Landing the 22-year-old will be a boost to the newly promoted Latics, with Paul Cook looking to build on momentum after winning League One last season.

Wigan know they need to add to the squad as the make the step back up to Championship level.

And Hyndman has the kind of qualities Cook wants to bring in as the club look to compete against clubs with a far bigger budget next season.

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