The Mirror reported earlier this year that West Ham want to sign Bournemouth ace Ryan Fraser on a free transfer at the end of the season. The Daily Star have dampened the Hammers’ hopes of signing the Scot, however, by suggesting that it is his dream to join Tottenham.
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That’s obviously one very big problem for the east London outfit.
But that’s not all.
Fraser, who could leave the Cherries as soon as June 30th, allegedly wants a whopping £100,000 per week (The Times).
That’s about four times what he currently earns.
Now, the 26-year-old is a decent player, perhaps even a very good one.
But if we’re being honest, the Bournemouth ace isn’t worth a £100,000 per week salary. Fraser has racked up at least 10 combined goals and assists in just two of seven seasons with the south coast outfit.
On his day, he is a really dangerous attacker, however. Perhaps if he lowered his demands by 20 or 30 per cent, it would be seen as good business for either of the London clubs.
West Ham and Tottenham both desperately need another attacking wide-man this summer.
And Fraser would actually be a decent squad player for both the Hammers and Spurs. He could even be a real game-changer for either of the two London clubs.
David Moyes could really do with someone like the Scot pushing his current wingers for their places at the London Stadium.
And the same can be said of Jose Mourinho at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Eddie Howe will be powerless to prevent Fraser from leaving the Vitality Stadium this summer.
And if the Scotland international lowers his wage demands to a more realistic level, he would be a useful addition for either West Ham or Tottenham.
The Daily Star’s claim that the 26-year-old is dreaming of Spurs, however, makes things very hard for the Hammers.