Arsenal will ramp up their interest in Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser following next week’s Europa League final, according to the Independent.
The Gunners are keen to land the Scottish star during the transfer window and will step up their efforts by offering the Cherries £30 million.
Fraser was in sensational form throughout the 2018/19 campaign. In 42 games he netted eight goals and registered 15 assists for his team.
Some other promising news for the Gunners is that Manchester United have now pulled out of the running to land the seven-cap Scotland ace, as per the Independent.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his own squad rebuilding to do but Fraser isn’t thought to be a part of that this summer.
Gunners boss Unai Emery is keen to add width to his ranks and Fraser in that sense is ideal. His budget for the summer will be substantially higher should they claim a place in the Champions League by beating Chelsea next week.
Fraser represents a slight risk, but his form last season dictates it is a risk worth taking.
Arsenal are in desperate need of some genuine quality out wide and Fraser knows how to deliver in the Premier League.
Some fans might not be buzzing over the prospect of the winger arriving, but that’s because it’s a player from Bournemouth. If a South American had the same statistics, they would probably be chomping at the bit to get him on the back of their new shirts.
At £30 million the Cherries man isn’t badly priced either. In this day and some second tier clubs throw £20 million at signings, so the fee for Fraser is value for money.