Ryan Fraser looks like he’s going to be on the move this summer. Indeed, that’s because the Scottish winger has had the best season of his career. With seven Premier League goals and a joint best 13 assists, matched only by Eden Hazard, the Scottish winger could be set to leave for Arsenal in the summer, according to various outlets including the Daily Mirror.
If that move to The Emirates did happen, it would see the Scot making his first foray into playing European football, and it’s what he deserves given his ability and the level of his performances since he signed for Bournemouth. It’s been one hell of a journey for Fraser, and Derek McInnes and Aberdeen would snap your hand off to have him back if they could.
The 25-year-old doesn’t look like much. He stands at just five-foot-four-inches tall and it’s hard to imagine him starting for a Premier League club when you look at him at first glance. However, the Scot has got incredible core strength for his size and a low centre of gravity that make him incredibly good with the ball at his feet, and it’s no shock that he’s bagged 20 combined goals and assists in the Premier League this season.
Those numbers are impressive enough now, but if he does get his move to North London and starts featuring for Arsenal, the Gunners have got a higher calibre of player starting around him which will only boost Fraser’s output. He certainly has come a long way in the six years since he left Pittodrie, where he failed to score and managed just six assists in his 23 appearances before joining the Cherries.
The fee that Bournemouth signed Fraser for was undisclosed but believed to be in the region of around £400,000. That money was quickly repaid as he helped them to promotion, and the higher-ups at Aberdeen will be looking on now as the 25-year-old nears a multi-million move to a European heavyweight and wondering how they only pocketed such a small fee for the winger.
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