According to The Mirror, Bournemouth attacker Ryan Fraser has set his sights on a summer move to join Tottenham Hotspur.
Fraser is out of contract at the end of the campaign and looks set to move on having failed to agree on a fresh deal with the Cherries.
TEAMtalk stated just last month that Arsenal were confident of landing Fraser. They had chased the Scot last year but failed to get a deal done.
Now though, it’s reported that Fraser actually wants to join North London rivals Spurs in a move which could frustrate the Gunners.
Fraser reportedly feels Tottenham is an ideal step up. With Spurs challenging for UCL football, Fraser seemingly fancies the move to Jose Mourinho’s side.
The Portuguese tactician has a limited budget at his disposal in the summer. Swaps and loans may be wanted, but with Ryan available for nothing, he fits perfectly.
The 26-year-old starred last campaign with seven goals and 14 assists but has not hit those heights this term. He has been affected by his future, notching just one goal and four assists.
Ryan’s still retained interest from major clubs, and Spurs may now manage to beat Arsenal to his signature.
Meanwhile, Unai Emery has revealed that he wanted the club to sign Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha over Nicolas Pepe last year.
“Pepe is a good player but he needs time. I was in favour of someone coming who knew the English league, more than anything so that he wouldn’t need a period of adaptation. I had a meeting with Zaha, the Palace player,” Unai told the Daily Mail.
“He was the player I wanted because I could see that he won so many games on his own. I saw 20 Zaha games, some incredible performances and I told them that this is the player that I want for this team.
“But the club decided that Pepe was younger, he was one for the future. I said: yes, but we need to win now and this lad [Zaha] wins games. He did it to us!”