One of West Ham United’s prime summer targets is said to be Bournemouth midfield ace Ryan Fraser.
The Mirror reported earlier this year that West Ham want to sign the Bournemouth ace in the summer.
Fraser will be available on a free transfer when his contract with the Cherries expires at the end of the season.
And the chance to snap him up for nothing will be a very attractive proposition for West Ham, given the current climate.
Moyes keen to rebuild West Ham with players like Fraser
David Moyes his keen to add young, hungry, quick and energetic players to his squad (whufc.com).
And his fellow Scot ticks all of those boxes.
West Ham fans will appreciate Fraser’s talent having seen him play against their side over the last few years.
But a new statistic has revealed just how good Fraser is.
Astonishing statistic shows just how good Fraser is
According to Whoscored.com only Manchester City’s world class midfield superstar Kevin de Bruyne has created more clear cut chances since the start of LAST season (2018/19).
Fraser has created 33 clear cut chances between August 2018 and now.
And KDB only has one more than him with 34.
Ryan Fraser: Only Kevin De Bruyne (34) has created more clear-cut goalscoring opportunities than Fraser (33) since the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season pic.twitter.com/RrXxO6ZU9w
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 18, 2020
It is some statistic. KDB grabs the headlines because most of the chances he creates are converted by City’s world class strikers.
Whereas Fraser does not have the same level of strikers in his struggling Bournemouth side.
Fraser stats will be a big problem for Hammers
With Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson all potentially for sale in the summer West Ham will be in need of a playmaker.
And as the Whoscored.com stat shows, they don’t come much better than Fraser.
And therein lies West Ham’s problem.
There are already whispers Arsenal will rival West Ham for Fraser’s signature (Daily Mail).
And with the global health crisis impacting finances across football, there will likely be more clubs joining the race.