Contrary to reports over recent weeks, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has expressed his doubts on whether Tottenham are likely to sign Ryan Fraser this summer.
Spurs and Arsenal are said to be battling it out for the Bournemouth winger who will be out of contract this summer (90min).
Although there were reports by The Express) last week suggesting that Jose Mourinho has his doubts over a possible move for the 26-year-old, Football Insider claimed on Wednesday that the winger was very much on Tottenham’s radar and that the Lilywhites were ready to offer him a lucrative contract.
Gold revealed that the Cherries star has been on Spurs’ wish list for a while but expressed his doubts as to whether the North Londoners need him this summer.
However, he certainly did not rule out a move for the Scotland international and suggested that Spurs could potentially sign him and sell a current squad player in order to generate funds for their primary targets this summer.
When asked about Tottenham’s pursuit of Fraser, the journalist said on his Youtube channel: “He’s a good player. I wouldn’t say he’s a sensational player but he’s a good player and he’s young at 26 years of age. He’s also a free transfer, so it is a kind of no-brainier from that aspect.
“But there is a side of me that thinks do Spurs need him? Do they need additions in that area or do they have other priorities? Or do you bring in a free transfer and sell a player to make funds for one of those priority areas?
“He’s a player Spurs have looked at in the past. They like quite a few Bournemouth players. I know they looked at David Brooks really carefully. It was a mistake not to get him when Bournemouth came in for him. Nathan Ake is someone they’ve looked at, as is Josh King.
“So he’s certainly on their radar but I think there will be other clubs in for him and I think they’ll offer big money and like I said, I don’t think he’s a priority.”
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With us being linked heavily with both Willian and Fraser, I do think Jose wants to bring a winger this summer. That suggests to me that we are likely to employ a 4-3-3 next season with Son, Bergwijn, Lucas, and one of either Willian or Fraser competing for the wide births.
Sessegnon is another option but I think he is more likely to be used as a wing-back than a wide forward depending on how we set up. I expect Erik Lamela to cover for Alli in the number ten/attacking midfield role and I do not see Fraser as a direct replacement for the Argentine as some reports have suggested.
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