Ryan Fraser no longer a ‘priority’ transfer target for Arsenal and Tottenham

AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser
Fraser has struggled to replicate his form of last season (Picture: Getty Images)

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is not a ‘priority’ signing for either Arsenal or Tottenham in the summer window, according to reports.

The 26-year-old is set to leave the Cherries on a free transfer with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Given the financial uncertainty over the coronavirus crisis, swap deals and signing free agents could be the order the of business for many Premier League clubs in the next transfer window.

However, despite Arsenal and Spurs previously showing interest in Fraser, according to The Athletic, the experienced winger is no longer viewed as a top target.

The Gunners were close to recruiting the Scotland international last summer, but the report claims that the club had reservations over whether he would fit in at a top club due to his ‘introverted personality’.

He is more likely to slot in at a mid-table side, with the likes of Crystal Palace and Watford registering their interest in signing the winger.

Arsenal have also been linked with Chelsea winger Willian, who is also out of contract this summer.

And ex-Gunners star Kevin Campbell believes his former side could do worse than recruiting both the Brazilian international and Fraser.

’You can get Ryan Fraser on a free transfer, his assists for Bournemouth were double figures last year, I know he suffered injuries but he’s still been having a decent season,’ Campbell told Metro.co.uk last month.

‘That’s playing for Bournemouth, when you’re playing for Arsenal, he’s going to get more of the ball in the positions he wants and give more opportunities, because there’s a lot more threats for Arsenal than some of these other teams.

‘There’s talk of Willian, I like Willian, there’s still a lot of life left in him. He actually suits what Mikel Arteta wants to do, playing in a three, he’s got pace, he can beat people, he can score goals and we could get him on a free, and he’s experienced.’

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