Report: Hammer's target arrives in Newcastle for talks with Bruce – originally published on Sportslens.com
According to Sky Sports' Keith Downie, former Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has arrived in Newcastle . personal interviews with Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce.
I learned that Ryan Fraser has come to Newcastle for personal talks with manager Steve Bruce. The Scottish winger has not yet decided where his future lies but we understand he tends to be with Newcastle. No deal signed yet #NUFC
– Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) September 4th, 2020
The Magpies want to sign the Scottish international against West Ham United in time for the Premier League kick off next weekend and it seems that a deal might be near.
Hammer boss David Moyes is also enthusiastic about Fraser but the winger might prefer to join Newcastle as it would bring him closer to his family in Scotland.
He told Bruce that he wanted to join the Magpies but it seems that he would like to have further discussions with the Toons boss to get more clarity.
Newcastle offered him a contract and in fact believes they have agreed personal terms with Fraser but should wait to see if other applicants can match their offer.
He was also affiliated with Celtic and Arsenal, but it seems he is now ready to join the St. James' Park outfit and turn down West Ham and Co.
The Hammers absolutely wanted to give the 26 year old. old a deal worth £ 50,000 a week, but they are clearly not favorites as they want to sell before they can buy.
Fraser scored once and assisted four others in 28 league games last season, but his return of seven goals and 14 assists in 38 games in 2018-19 remains in the minds of his contenders and Newcastle could land a high profile attacker who can increase his chances of ending up in the top half of the table.