Why Bournemouth are right in offering Ryan Fraser a new deal
Bournemouth beat Everton in an entertaining clash at the weekend with Ryan Fraser playing a pivotal role.
The Scottish midfielder came off the bench to score in the win over the Toffees.
The 25-year-old is out of a contract at the end of the season, and the Cherries have to put out all the stops to keep hold of their star.
One of the best in the Premier League
Fraser might not be playing for one of the ‘big six’ but the Scot was excellent in the previous campaign.
The 25-year-old provided 14 assists in the Premier League and was only behind Eden Hazard in that stat.
The Bournemouth star also scored seven times for the Cherries in the league campaign and formed a great relationship with Callum Wilson.
Despite Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City having quality attackers and wingers, it was Fraser that laid down the most assists for one single player.
The Scot helped Callum Wilson score seven times last season in the league, more than any other combination.
In fact, Fraser was on a tear and even created the most goalscoring opportunities till April last season.
Protect the investment
The 25-year-old leaving on a free would be a huge blow for Bournemouth as they would miss out on a decent sum he was sold.
Offering Fraser £100,000-a-week is a no-brainer given the talent he possesses, and the Scot has been a much better signing for the Cherries than some of their more expensive signings such as Jordon Ibe and Dominic Solanke.
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The Cherries need their best players to stay if they want to improve under Eddie However, and Fraser certainly falls under that bracket.
The Scot has one goal and one assist already this season and will provide more for the Cherries under the manager.