Crystal Palace are ready to rival Tottenham in the chase for Ryan Fraser. Bournemouth’s Scotland winger has become one of the most sought after players in the Premier League in this bizarre season.
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Fraser, 26, will be out of contract at Bournemouth on June 30 – and a host of clubs are interested in snapping up a player who has made a big impact at the Vitality Stadium.
Fraser himself favours a move to Tottenham, but manager Jose Mourinho is not convinced of the Scot’s pedigree for a top six club – and interest from Arsenal has cooled.
Palace though are ready to move in to make a cheeky bid for Fraser as they bid to significantly upgrade their squad for next season – on the cheap.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who has signed a new one year deal at the club after being made promises that his squad will be reinforced this summer, has singled out Fraser as a player he rates highly.
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Tottenham are also looking to strengthen on a tight budget, and could outgun Palace with the prospect of moving to a club pushing for Champions League places.
But Palace are banking on the fact that at Selhurst Park they would be able to offer Fraser regular games.
Bournemouth have not been able to tie Fraser down to a new deal yet and now expect to lose the former Aberdeen player for nothing, but have not given up hope of persuading him to sign an extension to his current deal.
Fraser provided 14 assists for the Cherries last season, and four this term before the lockdown, but his consistent performances have made him a key player at the Vitality Stadium.
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