Ryan Fraser Rejects Contract Extension at Bournemouth

Ryan Fraser

Bournemouth have confirmed that winger Ryan Fraser has rejected a short-term contract extension at the club. The Scotland international’s deal was due to expire this summer and he has been linked with numerous free transfers away from the club.

Ryan Fraser Rejects Bournemouth Contract Extension

Fraser On His Way Out

The rejection of a short-term extension means Fraser’s season has come to a premature end. Clearly, the Cherries were hopeful that they could at least secure their talented winger for the remainder of the season before allowing him to leave in time for the next campaign.

It’s a big blow for Eddie Howe’s side, who currently sit in the relegation zone and are well in the mix of teams that are threatened by the drop. Having Fraser in the side could be the difference between relegation and survival, despite his severe drop in form in 2019/20.

Last season was his best in terms of scoring in the Premier League, bagging seven along with a solitary assist. This time around, though, he has just one goal to his name and only two assists.

That hasn’t stopped other teams taking an interest in Fraser, though. Metro report that he has been offered to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side, while John Cross of the Mirror reports that the player himself is eyeing a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Quartet Remain

Despite Fraser’s rejection, the club have confirmed that four players will see out the season.

Simon Francis, Andrew Surman, Artur Boruc and Charlie Daniels will stay on the South Coast to provide a boost to the relegation-threatened side.

Club captain Francis has appeared the most out of the quartet this season, playing 18 times, while back-up goalkeeper Boruc, now in his 40s, has been on the bench 29 times this season while youngster Aaron Ramsdale has flourished between the sticks.

The Cherries get their campaign back underway this Saturday when they host Crystal Palace in what will be the first-ever Premier League match broadcast on the BBC.

 

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