Eddie Howe is expected to be appointed Celtic manager this week (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Eddie Howe: Incoming Celtic manager's most expensive Bournemouth signings rated

The protracted Eddie Howe to Celtic saga looks set to finally conclude this week.

The former Bournemouth boss has been the number one target for the Parkhead club since the departure of Neil Lennon in February.

Talks have been taking place across the past few months, with Howe reportedly agreeing to step into the role, but contractual obligations at his previous club, and his hopes of luring some of his old Bournemouth backroom staff, have delayed his appointment.

With reports suggesting Howe could be announced this week, we take a look back at his signing record at Bournemouth, where he spent around £250m in his second spell in charge, which included promotion to the Premier League and five years in the top flight before relegation and his departure last year.

Here we rate his 12 most expensive signings as either hit or miss. It’s fair to say it is a mixed bag …

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