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Report: Bournemouth are prepared to let Ryan Fraser leave for free next summer

Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser has just a year left on his contract at the Vitality Stadium but the Cherries are in no rush to sell him this summer.

Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth during pre-season training session at La Manga Club on July 11, 2019 in Cartagena, Spain.

According to a report from The Express, Bournemouth are prepared to let their star Scotsman Ryan Fraser leave on a free transfer next summer rather than sell him in the next few weeks.

The 25-year-old's current deal with the Cherries expires at the end of next season and his fine showing in the Premier League last term attracted a lot of interest from Arsenal. The Mirror reported recently that the Gunners were back in pursuit of Fraser and that Bournemouth would be willing to sell him for just £20 million.

 

Just £20 million for a player of Fraser quality, especially after his stunning season for Bournemouth which saw him rack up a combined 23 goals and assists, would be a huge bargain for Arsenal who are struggling to find the cash to invest in bigger players. 

However, Bournemouth's new stance on Fraser's situation is a brave one considering that they will miss out on making a massive profit on the player who was signed for just £400,000 from Scottish side Aberdeen six years ago.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace is challenged by Ryan Fraser of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on May 12,...

The Cherries had an up and down campaign last term as they finished 14th in the league. Fraser's performances played a massive part in helping Eddie Howe's side to end the season well clear of the relegation places and keeping hold of him is a massive boost for them ahead of next season. 

Howe will be hoping that Fraser will extend his contract at the club but if he fails to do so, he will at least get the opportunity to finish his Bournemouth's career on a high with an even better campaign next season. Arsenal will have to look elsewhere now that a move Fraser looks unlikely which is a massive blow considering their limited transfer kitty.  

Jason Tindall and Eddie Howe step in between Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace and Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at...

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