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Report: Arsenal and Tottenham made no attempt to sign Bournemouth contract rebel Ryan Fraser this summer

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Report: Arsenal and Tottenham made no attempt to sign Bournemouth contract rebel Ryan Fraser this summer

A report from The Times is suggesting that Scottish international Ryan Fraser was expecting an offer this summer from both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. 

The report claims that the 26-year-old talent had hoped for firm interest from Arsenal and Spurs, after months of reports linking both clubs with a move for the Bournemouth player. 

His contract expired in the summer and he opted out of the Premier League restart, deciding not to help the Cherries in their ultimately unsuccessful attempt to stay in the top-flight. 

Fraser did not want to risk injury which could scupper a move to Arsenal or Spurs, with his wage demands repeatedly reported to be in the region of £100,000-a-week. 

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However, The Times claims that Arsenal and Tottenham never made a move for the player. 

Instead, West Ham are said to be keen whilst Crystal Palace have apparently offered him a deal worth around £55,000-a-week, significantly less than his previously reported demands. 

 

Arsenal and Tottenham are said to be targeting other players. 

The Gunners are currently looking to sign fellow free agent Willian whilst the wide positions do not seem a priority for Tottenham, who are currently trying to secure a deal for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Bournemouth fans will probably be happy to see Fraser fail to get his dream move whilst Arsenal and Spurs fans will be nonplussed, after the Scottish winger’s drop in form throughout the 2019-20 campaign. 

Fraser is now looking more likely to be facing up against Arsenal and Spurs next season for a London rival.

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