Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, who is on the radar of several Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea, is reportedly open to offers in the summer.
If the report from Daily Mail is to be believed, it will be very tough for Bournemouth to keep a hold of Ryan Fraser beyond the summer. The Scottish international is on the radar of several Premier League clubs, with bigwigs like Arsenal and Chelsea also tracking the diminutive star.
The report discusses the possibility of Bournemouth losing their key man, stating that the club is fearful of clubs coming in for Fraser in the summer transfer window. It adds that Fraser wants a new challenge and he himself feels this summer will be the right time to take the next step in his career.
Ryan Fraser joined Bournemouth from Aberdeen in January 2013 for less than a million pounds. Since then, the star has taken part in two promotion campaigns for the club, with Bournemouth plying their trade in League One when Fraser joined the club in 2013.
Now an established side in the Premier League, Fraser is also showing signs of getting into the next gear in terms of his footballing ability, especially with this being his second full season in the top flight. Fraser boasts of a return of 7 goals and 14 assists in the Premier League alone, with Eden Hazard the only star to have created more in the league this season.
This kind of form is bound to draw interest from other clubs, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham all keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding his contract, especially with his Bournemouth deal set to expire in the summer of 2020.
Arsenal seem to have made Fraser one of their primary targets for the summer window. Unai Emery wants to address the issue of lack of wide options in attack and is also looking to be as resourceful as he can within the stringent budget that he is set to be given by the Arsenal board in the summer.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are looking to add to their options out wide while also preparing for one massive outlay, if the transfer ban is suspended or delayed, which allows them to sign players in the upcoming summer transfer window. There is also the case of replacing reported departures, with Eden Hazard linked to Real Madrid and Willian a target for Real’s local rivals Barcelona.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has already made his desire to retain Ryan Fraser and other stars public while stating that he wants to build on his current options rather than letting stars leave. But, the club might be left with no choice, with Fraser set to enter the last year of his contract in the summer.
If Fraser doesn’t agree to an extension, Bournemouth will be left with the prospect of either cashing in on the 25-year-old or risk losing the star for free next year. It is going to be an interesting summer ahead for Arsenal, Chelsea, Bournemouth and Ryan Fraser, who will have a tough choice to make.