The Mirror reported earlier this year that West Ham want to sign Bournemouth ace Ryan Fraser in the summer. But their task might have just got harder, with Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton all now allegedly keen on the Scot.
The 26-year-old is out of contract at the Vitality Stadium in the summer, and unless he agrees terms on a new deal with the Cherries, he will be available on a free transfer at the end of this season.
Now, the Hammers do not really need another winger, but signing Fraser on a free would represent decent business for them. And he would undoubtedly improve the strength in depth of West Ham’s attacking department.
The east London outfit might now have their work cut out if they want to sign the Bournemouth attacker, however.
90 Min claims that Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton have all entered the race to sign the Scotland international.
Fraser would surely struggle to be a first-team regular at all of those clubs mentioned, however.
Now, it would be far from easy to do that at West Ham, with the likes of Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen as competition. But he would surely stand more of a chance of regular action at the London Stadium than he would with Spurs or the Gunners.
Bournemouth ace could be a bargain this summer
Fraser was in outstanding form for Bournemouth last season, with seven goals and 14 assists in 38 Premier League games to his name.
His form has dropped off this term, however, with just one goal and four assists in 27 league games (Transfermarkt).
He could still rediscover his best form of course. And his availability on a free might make him one of the bargains of the summer.
Especially considering the fact that he was once valued at around £40 million by Bournemouth (Bleacher Report).