It is widely believed that AFC Bournemouth and Scotland international Ryan Fraser could be out-of-contract at the end of next season.
The 25-year-old certainly signed a new contract in February 2017 with a reported expiry date of the summer of 2020 and a new deal is yet to have been reported.
He spent AFC Bournemouth’s first Premier League season out on loan with Championship side Ipswich Town, but returned the following season and began to make an impact.
At the time of his then new deal, he had scored three times in 13 appearances including goals against both Liverpool and Arsenal and was beginning to make a name for himself as an explosive impact sub.
Over the last two years, however, his progression has continued at a rapid rate and he is now seen as one of AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s first choice attacking options.
Wee man is smashing it!
Yesterday Fraser becme the first Scottish player to register 10 assists in a single Premier League season ????
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) March 10, 2019
This season in particular Fraser has hit the headlines with six goals and ten assists, with a very fruitful partnership forming with Callum Wilson.
Five of Callum Wilson’s goals this season have been assisted by Ryan Fraser, with four of Fraser’s six goals being assisted by Callum Wilson.
Top assist to goalscorer combinations in the @premierleague so far this season…
FRASER > WILSON 5⃣
WILSON > FRASER 4⃣
Sterling > Aguero 4⃣
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) March 9, 2019
No other pairing in the top flight of English football has contributed to more goals this season.
Unsurprisingly then, Fraser has been receiving some admiring looks and according to report by The Sun on Sunday as reported by HITC, Everton are looking to take advantage of Ryan Fraser’s contract situation and make a £20million summer move for the Scottish winger.
AFC Bournemouth are reportedly attempted to persuade him to stay by offering him £100,000-a-week and making him the highest paid player in Dean Court history.
The report explained that AFC Bournemouth are, however, “worried over the lack of progress being made in contract discussions”.
“their attempts to get Fraser to commit to a new £100,000-a-week deal are yet to lead to an agreement, and that may leave the door open for a summer sale.”
It seems to me that Fraser comes to life when Wilson is playing, what a pairing they make! – Join the conversation, click here.