We tend to think that free agents hold all the cards when it comes to negotiating their future, but things can drastically change in a very short space of time.
Ryan Fraser had been impressive at Bournemouth and looked destined for a big move this summer when his contract expired.
Clubs don’t have money due to the Covid-19 shutdown, so adding a pacey and productive winger on a free transfer sounds ideal, but things haven’t gone his way at all.
A report from 90min.com looked at the latest situation, and it looks like the interest from the big clubs has dried up.
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They claim that Arsenal had been heavily interested, but that interest has now cooled off. It’s not a great surprise, Mikel Arteta’s team have improved and Fraser didn’t play well this summer, so signing him would be based on historical form.
As a result it’s now suggested that the three newly promoted sides are now looking to sign him, so it looks like a bad season has completely torpedoed his stock in the transfer market.
It also sounds like a host of other mid-table sides are interested in him so he should still get a decent move, but it probably won’t be as good as he hoped a few months ago.