According to Keith Downie of Sky Sports, Scotland ‘s international winger Ryan Fraser has negotiated a deal to join Newcastle United, pending a medical scheduled for tomorrow.
The former Bournemouth player had a face-to-face meeting with Toons manager Steve Bruce in Newcastle on Friday, and he is now set to move to St. James’ Park alongside his former teammate Callum Wilson.
Before the beginning of last season’s Premier League action, Fraser had left the Cherries refusing to penalize a short-term contract to extend his tenure.
He hasn’t been playing yet, and will be a long way from fitness, so he’s not likely to appear in their Premier League opener this weekend for Newcastle against West Ham United.
Before mid-week, Fraser will officially become a Magpies player and the SJP outfit is landing themselves a top pick.
Celtic, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, and West Ham United likes were all linked to the 26-year-old ‘s interests but Newcastle pipped them all to his signature.
The Scottish forward scored once and assisted four others in last term’s 28 league games but his return of seven goals and 14 assists in 38 games in 2018-19 continues to remind everyone of his consistency and Bruce will hopefully be able to repeat that form in 2020-21 and beyond.