Over the last few days Ryan Fraser has emerged as a summer transfer candidate for Arsenal.
The 25 year is having a fine season with Bournemouth, and his future is in some doubt as his contract expires in 2020, and with just a year left then the Cherries face making a difficult decision this summer.
Can they hang onto a player and hope they can convince him to sign, or do they sell and ensure they receive a transfer fee which they can reinvest? For a club like that, the latter option is the only sensible one – and Arsenal have shown the folly of the first course of action as we’re going to lose Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey for free this summer.
The Scottish international was asked about the links to the Gunners and admitted he was flattered.
“I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are are doing something right,” he said.
“They are a huge club, a massive club. When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well.
“I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.”
Only Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen have more Premier League assists this season, and he’s added 6 goals along the way too. Whether he’s quite got the quality to step up remains to be seen, but it does seem he’s a potential candidate for our summer transfer business.
His former club, Aberdeen, would be due a big sell-on fee if the move did go through.
We’re not sure about this, so we’re hedging our bets with 6 on the Poo-O-Meter.