The Wigan striker was invited to Bournemouth’s pre-season training camp in Austria which culminated with a game against FC Copenhagen. In that game Bingham, who played the second half in a changed XI, scored the equaliser after quick goals either side of half-time had given Copenhagen a 2-1 lead. Since the departure of Lewis Grabban the Cherries have signed Callum Wilson as a replacement from Coventry as what would seem a like-for-like swap. Even with Wilson’s arrival Bournemouth seem lacking in goals and especially at Championship level. Yann Kermorgant had a very successful first half-season at the club, but Tpkelo Rantie and Brett Pitman both struggled scoring just 3 and 4 goals respectively last season.
Bingham, who came through the youth academy at Wigan, has never played a game for the Latics and spent last season on loan at Falkirk playing 13 games and failing to score. At just 20 years of age he is a raw talent and would be a risky signing for the Cherries, although it could well be worth the gamble to support the likely starting pair of Kermorgant and Rantie.