Premier League star Fraser makes announcement on possible £30 million move to sign for Arsenal
Ryan Fraser believes that nobody will pay the £30 million asking price this summer, with Arsenal keen on a deal.
With Gunners boss Unai Emery seeking to add a bit more width and creativity to his Gunners attack, there has been some speculation in the media over the past few weeks which have suggested the Gunners could make a move to try and sign Fraser for a fee of £25 million.
Emery is keen to add some pace and creativity to his Gunners attack next season as he looks to push on from a fifth placed Premier League finish and has been impressed by the performances of Fraser.
The Scotland winger’s contract expires next summer so the Cherries were expected to cash in on him, especially as there is real interest in Fraser following his excellent 2018/19 season.
But after reports emerged which claimed that Fraser would prefer a move to Arsenal this summer, the 25-year-old has now admitted it is more than likely he will still be a Bournemouth player when the transfer window closes in August.
“I honestly don’t think anyone will be paying that [£30m],” Fraser told Scotsman . “It was six or seven months ago that we last spoke about my future, but nothing since. Even in the end of season meeting I had with the manager [Eddie Howe], we didn’t speak about my future.
“He knows I’m not one to speak about it. If something happens, it will happen. If it doesn’t, then I’m not one to throw my rattle out of the pram. I’ll keep trying my best.
“I keep getting things tagged on Instagram that I’m going places and I think ‘Am I?’.”
Fraser has had a very impressive season for Bournemouth this season and is seriously ready to take that next step up to the highest level of the game. And with Arsenal just the type of club that suits his style of play, he would be best off signing for the Gunners.
Emery will not have a lot of money to spend but £25 million on this guy could be a risk worth taking, especially as he is already proving that he is very capable of playing in the Premier League.
Th Gunners have a habit of buying from abroad so maybe its time to make a move for a winger like Fraser, who was a creative force for the Cherries last season.
So even though Fraser has admitted that he may stay at the Cherries this season, there is still a long way to go before the transfer window is shut.