Newcastle United have been made big favourites to sign Ryan Fraser, according to Oddschanger.
Newcastle have been made the short favourites at 2/7 to sign free-agent Ryan Fraser…
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) August 30, 2020
Indeed, the winger is now a free agent after his contract at Bournemouth ran out this summer, meaning that the Tyneside club would not have to pay a penny in transfer fees if they wish to sign him up.
Fraser would be a relatively low-risk signing on a free, and his previous stats show that this may well be a good bit of business from the Magpies should they be able to persuade him to come to St James’ Park.
Proven at Premier League level, the £15.75m-valued ace has scored 16 goals and supplied a further 29 assists in 120 games in the division over four consecutive terms, including the 2018/19 season when he racked up no fewer than 14 assists, as per Transfermarkt.
Comparing his 2019/20 Premier League figures to Newcastle’s attacking midfielders Allan Saint-Maximin, Christian Atsu and Miguel Almiron, Fraser averaged more key passes, crosses and long balls per league match than the Magpies trio (via WhoScored).
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Also, at 26, Fraser is arguably still at a good age to kick on as he perhaps has not hit his prime years just yet and has already accrued plenty of top-flight experience.
To get any 26-year old on a free, let alone the Scottish international, provides good business as he should have a sell-on value in case it doesn’t work out in the northeast, and so Newcastle could end up making a nice profit on him anyway.
Nevertheless, Steve Bruce would be looking for Fraser to make an instant impact if he is to join the Magpies.
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