Bournemouth are said to be pushing Ryan Fraser to sign an extension until the end of the season to help the club avoid the drop, according to a report by The Daily Mail.
Fraser’s current deal with Bournemouth runs out on June 30 and both Tottenham and Arsenal are said to be keen on snapping him up when he becomes a free agent (90min).
A report by Todofichajes last week claimed that Fraser had already agreed on a deal in principle to sign for the Lilywhites once his current contract expires and suggested that the Lilywhites could announce the deal within the next few days.
The Daily Mail now reveal that the Cherries are desperate for the 26-year-old to commit himself to the club until the end of the campaign. They do not wish to lose the Scotland international a few games into the restart of the Premier League.
The report makes it clear that Fraser will not be allowed to play for his new club until next season even if he signs a contract with them, according to the Premier League rules.
However, it is suggested that the Bournemouth midfielder could choose to sit the remainder of the season out if he does not want to risk picking up an injury and jeopardising a transfer in the summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
While Fraser’s situation seems up in the air, I would not be surprised to see many soon-to-be free agents refuse to extend their stays until the end of the season. Free agents are extremely valuable in the current market and are likely to get big wages on top of a massive signing on fee. So, it is understandable why some wouldn’t want to risk those prospects, particularly since there is an increased chance of muscle injury coming back from a long lay off.
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