Arsenal held negotiations with 26-year-old Scotland international
Ryan Fraser has been outstanding for the Cherries over a few years, where his pace and versatility caused problems. Gunners and Spurs were interested, although it’s not clear if his bad form this season as ruined that. On the other hand, a poor campaign can see your existing team happy to move on, and the interest from elsewhere will dry up.
Scotland international has made a big impact for Bournemouth in recent campaigns, with the forward providing 14 assists last season and a further four this term before the Premier League was put on hold due to the covid pandemic.
Jose Mourinho isn’t convinced that he’s good enough for a top-six side, while they also claim that the Gunners have cooled their interest in Ryan too. As a result, it sounds like the Eagles are now leading the way, as the report suggests that Roy Hodgson is desperate to sign Fraser on a free transfer this summer.
It doesn’t sound like Tottenham should be entirely written off for now, while they also state that the Cherries are still hopeful that they can tie him down to a new contract. It’s not clear where he will play next campaign, but it’s clear that his poor form hasn’t ultimately killed off all of the interest in him.
Any footballer that’s going into the last year of their contract will know they need to perform, as the effects of a wretched campaign can be terrible for their career. If it goes well, then they will attract interest from many clubs because they won’t need to pay a fee, while it makes it easier to demand a large wage and a signing on fee.