Ghana winger Christian Atsu is part of the Bournemouth squad
Cherries manager Eddie Howe hopes his Ghana star Christian Atsu and his other new signings will ?feel like Bournemouth players? by the end of the club?s United States training camp.
The Dean Court side have arrived in the United States for an eight-day camp which is set to culminate in a friendly against Major League Soccer outfit Philadelphia Union.
Howe has brought in Artur Boruc, Adam Federici, Joshua King, Tyrone Mings and Sylvain Distin on permanent deals this summer while Atsu has joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Apart from Boruc, who spent time on loan at Cherries last season, none of the other five have played a competitive game for the club and Howe is keen to make the new boys feel part of the set-up.
He told the Daily Echo: ?We hope to integrate the new players into the squad and make them feel like Bournemouth players.
?The aim is for people to get to know each other better so they are comfortable with each other and I think the best way to do that is to take the players away into a different environment.
?When we are in that environment, we will implement our philosophy and make sure the players are up to speed.?
Cherries are due to clash with Philadelphia on Tuesday (midnight BST).