Former Premier League manager Tim Sherwood believes Ryan Fraser would be suited to Everton or Leicester City.
The Bournemouth livewire was the subject of speculation this summer, with Arsenal linked for several weeks before they eventually signed Nicolas Pepe.
The Scotland international is now into the final year of his contract and could be set to leave on the cheap in January or for free next summer.
Fraser impressed last year by scoring eight goals and making 15 assists for the Cherries in all competitions.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Sherwood thinks either Goodison Park or the King Power Stadium should be his next challenge.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate (September 3), he said: “It’s important for him to go somewhere and not have two years off.
“The next move for him, and no disrespect to Bournemouth, is one just underneath [the top six]. Like a Leicester or an Everton. And then he’s still young enough to make that next step.”
Everton and Leicester would be two fine options for Fraser to consider if there was any future interest.
The Toffees could definitely upgrade on Theo Walcott, and the Foxes could also do with more wide options.
Fraser – who supposedly earns just £27,000-a-week at the Vitality (Spotrac) – was outstanding last term and would represent a bargain for either club. It is difficult to see him joining a top six club and playing regularly, and Sherwood’s two suggestions are actually fairly sensible.
He would play regularly (more so at Leicester) and would undoubtedly strengthen both squads.