According to a report from the Telegraph, Newcastle have agreed terms with alleged West Ham target Ryan Fraser.
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Hammers boss David Moyes is eyeing a swoop for the 26-year-old winger this summer, according to a report from the Sun.
West Ham are allegedly prepared to pay the Scotland international £50k-a-week.
But it now seems as though Fraser could be heading to Tyneside.
The Telegraph claims that Magpies boss Steve Bruce has agreed terms with the fleet-footed winger ahead of a potential move to St James’ Park.
And that could end up being a real blow for the Hammers. Not because Fraser was a primary target, but because signing the ex-Bournemouth ace would have given West Ham an opportunity to raise some quick funds.
The east London outfit could sell Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini. The two players would probably garner around £30-40 million. And Fraser would have been a ready made replacement, with the added bonus of not costing a single penny in transfer fees.
The 26-year-old struggled for form last season. He racked up one goal and four assists in 32 games for the Cherries (Transfermarkt).
But his talent is obvious.
The Scotland international was on fire the season before last, with seven goals and 14 assists in 38 Premier League outings for the south coast outfit (Transfermarkt).
Fraser would have been a very useful addition for West Ham. But it seems as though this will be another one that got away from us.
And Newcastle could be set to profit according to the Telegraph.