Arsenal in pole position to sign €25m-rated Premier League winger
Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser is a ‘priority’ signing for both Gunners and Tottenham in the summer window, according to reports. Scotland international is ready to leave the Vitality Stadium on a free transfer with his deal due to expire at the end of the campaign.
Given the financial uncertainty over the covid crisis, swap deals and signing free agents could be the order the of business for many PL clubs in the next transfer window. However, despite Arsenal and Spurs recently showing interest in Ryan, the experienced attacker is viewed as a top target.
Arsenal were close to recruiting Fraser last summer, but the report claims that the club had reservations over whether he would fit in at a top club due to his ‘introverted personality’. The 26-year-old winger is more likely to slot in at a mid-table side, with the likes of Crystal Palace and Watford registering their interest in signing the attacker.
The Gunners have also been linked with Chelsea star Willian, who is also out of contract this summer. And former Arsenal centre-back Kevin Campbell believes his the Gunners could do worse than recruiting both Brazilian winger and Scottish attacker.
’You can get Ryan Fraser on a free transfer, his assists for Bournemouth were double figures last year, I know he suffered injuries, but he’s still been having a decent season,’ Campbell said last month.
‘That’s playing for Bournemouth, when you’re playing for Arsenal, he’s going to get more of the ball in the positions he wants and give more opportunities, because there are a lot more threats for Arsenal than some of these other teams.’