EDDIE Howe admits an “incredible sum of money” is up for grabs as Cherries look to jump up a spot in the Premier League table on the final day.

Cherries currently sit 13th, just one point and one place below Sunday’s opponents Crystal Palace.

Victory would seal a 12th-placed finish for Howe’s men, but defeat would open the door for Newcastle United to leapfrog them if they can win away at Fulham.

Should Cherries finish 14th, they would pocket £13.51million in prize money compared to the £17.38m on offer for whoever ends in 12th.

And Howe says the difference of around £4m between the two should not be overlooked.

He told the Daily Echo: “It’s an incredible sum of money.

“It’s never lost on me how much that is.

“You go back a few years and £4m would’ve bought you the football club, lock, stock and barrel and some.

“So you can’t dismiss that kind of money as non-important or irrelevant.

“We will do everything we can to try and win the game on Sunday.”

He added: “I think there is that train of thought that the Premier League is such a lucrative league that that’s where everyone wants to be.

“That’s why the fight to get there is so intense and the fight to stay there is even more intense.

“We’re very much in that hurricane at the moment.”

Regardless of Sunday’s result, Cherries will end this season with more points and more wins than the 2017-18 campaign.

They ended that season in 12th with 44 points but have the chance to reach 48 with a win at Selhurst Park, which would break the club’s record tally for points in a top-flight season.

While the highest spot Cherries can now reach is the same place they finished last season, Howe believes this campaign will be looked at as another year of progression.

He said: “I think league position, points or wins doesn’t really define what season you’ve had.

“I think you need to look at so many other different factors and ultimately then you need to decide whether you’ve progressed, whether you’ve done a good job or whether you feel you’ve fallen short.

“I think we will have mixtures of all the emotions possible looking back on this season.

“But ultimately, overall when you look back at it, I think it will be a season of big progress.”

He added: “If we can go to Palace and get the job done that we want to do, I think it would be reflected as our best season.

“It’s been a really tough season in loads of different ways this year in the Premier League.

“The quality has been so high and the games against the top teams have been ever more difficult and I think that will continue to be the way.

“But we’ve hung in there, we’ve had our ups and downs throughout the season but it would be great to end on a high note.”