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Report: Ryan Fraser jets into Newcastle for Steve Bruce talks over potential move

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Report: Ryan Fraser jets into Newcastle for Steve Bruce talks over potential move

Newcastle United are reportedly close to striking a deal with free agent Ryan Fraser about a possible move to St James’ Park.

The 26-year-old is available to sign this summer on a free transfer following his exit from Bournemouth, who were relegated from the Premier League to the second-tier.

According to the Shields Gazette, the Magpies were “very close” to an agreement with the attacker earlier this week, but he’s now holding further discussions with manager Steve Bruce about a move.

The report explains that the Scotsman has arrived on Tyneside for those talks and he jetted in on the private jet of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

 

Fraser is a speed machine that wasn’t at his best last season, scoring one goal and supplying four assists in 32 games across all competition.

But the left-winger showed his top-flight pedigree the year before, scoring seven goals and supplying four assists in the 2018/19 Premier League season.

(Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

If Newcastle aren’t going to be spending lots of money in this transfer window, then snapping up Fraser on a free looks like it could be a great signing for them and one that can boost their options going forward.

The wide man has certainly got the ability to be a success at St James’ Park and he should be coming to an age where he starts maturing.

Newcastle already have lightning pace in their attack with Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron, so they will be a defence’s worst nightmare when they add Fraser to that as well.

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