Ryan Fraser has arrived in Newcastle ahead of talks over a possible transfer to St. James’ Park in the summer window, according to Sky Sports.
As per the outlet, the Scottish international is a free agent after he let his previous contract with AFC Bournemouth run down, but he has apparently not yet decided where his immediate future lies and no agreement has been made with Newcastle United as of yet.
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However, it is understood that Fraser would be keen on a move to the North East if a suitable deal can take place between all of the parties involved.
Indeed, Fraser may well provide a relatively low-risk option to the Toon should they be able to get his signature over the dotted line.
Proven at Premier League level, the £15.75 million-valued ace has scored 16 goals and made a further 29 assists in 120 matches in England’s highest division over the last four seasons, including the 2018/19 term in which he racked up no fewer than 14 assists (via Transfermarkt).
Comparing his stats in the 2019/20 top-flight campaign to those of fellow attacking midfield players Allan Saint-Maximin, Christian Atsu and Miguel Almiron, Fraser averaged more key passes, crosses and long balls per match than the Magpies trio (per WhoScored).
At 26 years of age as well, Fraser is still at a relatively good age in his footballing career, and so signing up the winger on a free transfer seems like a no-brainer for NUFC.
However, they will have to reach an agreement with the player first before fans can start to get excited about the prospect of him signing.
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