According to ExWHUemployee, West Ham are keen on signing Ryan Fraser on a free this summer, with the winger’s contract having expired at Bournemouth.
Hammers boss David Moyes has a lot of work to do at the London Stadium this summer.
The signings of a new right-back, left-back and centre-forward should be the Scot’s priorities.
But with ExWHUemployee having suggested that West Ham could sell Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini this summer, the addition of a new winger might be on the cards for the east London outfit.
Ex claimed that the Hammers are considering a move for free agent Ryan Fraser, following his release from Bournemouth, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Thursday July 23rd):
“Fraser out of contract at Bournemouth is someone we are looking at, he’s Scottish so Moyes probably has that link with him.”
Fraser on a free might just be a decent option for West Ham.
The 26-year-old’s £100,000 per week wage demands (Times) might just prove to be problematic, however.
Fraser racked up one goal and four assists in 32 games for the Cherries this season (Transfermarkt).
Those numbers are hardly impressive. The Scotland international was on fire last term, however, with seven goals and 14 assists in 38 Premier League outings for the south coast outfit (Transfermarkt).
So perhaps he would be worth taking a punt on.
It has been widely reported that West Ham boss David Moyes has limited funds to play with this summer, if any at all.
So the free signing of Fraser might just be a wise move from the 57-year-old Scot.