Paul Robinson explains why out of contract winger is unlikely to be Spurs-bound

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson is convinced that Ryan Fraser already knows who he will be playing for next season.

Tottenham have been established as the favourites to land Fraser this summer (Mirror), although the winger is also said to be on the radar of North London rivals Arsenal (90min).

It was confirmed two weeks ago that the Scotland international, whose contract with the south coast outfit expired at the end of June refused to commit himself to Eddie Howe’s side until the end of the campaign.

It was reported last month the winger has already agreed terms with either Tottenham or Everton, ahead of a summer move.

It was claimed that the 26-year-old did want to jeopardise the move by picking up an injury in the final few games of the season, which is why he rejected the contract extension offered by the Cherries.

Robinson believes Fraser would not have turned down a contract if he had not already agreed on a move but suggested that the winger is likely to move to a club where he will get regular game time.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “Fraser will want to play.

“He is of an age now where he will want to play regularly.

“Let’s be honest, he knows where his future lies because he has chosen not to play.

“It is very unusual that a player goes into the last six months of his contract not knowing what is going to happen to him at the end of the season.

“Ryan Fraser is 26. He is entering his peak so he will want to play.

“I question whether he would at Spurs. Is Mourinho going to use him as a full-back? With Serge Aurier and Ben Davies, I struggle to see where he fits in.

“Without a doubt, Ryan Fraser will know exactly where he is going to be playing next season.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I personally think Fraser will be an excellent addition to our squad due to his ability to cover in multiple areas. However, he must know that he is unlikely to be a starter at Spurs. So, like Robinson, I too doubt if a move to North London would appeal to the winger.

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