Ryan Fraser walks out on Bournemouth and is free to sign for Tottenham or Arsenal

thebenjamin

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Can’t see Daniel paying him £100K a week but I think he’d take him if he agreed to £70K a week
I don't see why that would make the difference. He's either a player we need or not. Do we need a right footed, left sided attacking midfielder? Or is it possibly the lowest priority position in the entire squad...?
 

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I can see why he's doing it: the lad is protecting his career which is fair enough.

But at the same time when you sign a contract it's under the assumption that you'll be there for a full 38 game season. The honorable thing to do (if such a thing exists in football these days) would be to help the club at which he made his name stay in the league, even if he does risk injury.

It just seems wrong to leave them when they're on the brink of relegation - plenty of people that he must know personally could lose their jobs if they go down.

He's perfectly entitled to do it but I dont think I could live with myself.
 

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It'll be a smart financial move for us to sign Fraser in part moving other player on and off the wage bill. We'll be able to command a transfer fee if things don't work out. In terms of he's quality he has good attacking stats high on assists covers the pitch well and can bring balance to our squad. Lamela Lo Celso Sessengnon Davies Vertoghen are all left footed two from that list could be surplus to requirement come the end of season I'd of loved Timo Werner but we need to be realistic in the current market.
 

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I can see why he's doing it: the lad is protecting his career which is fair enough.

But at the same time when you sign a contract it's under the assumption that you'll be there for a full 38 game season. The honorable thing to do (if such a thing exists in football these days) would be to help the club at which he made his name stay in the league, even if he does risk injury.

It just seems wrong to leave them when they're on the brink of relegation - plenty of people that he must know personally could lose their jobs if they go down.

He's perfectly entitled to do it but I dont think I could live with myself.
Couldn't disagree more with this.

He was paid to do a job up until a certain date. His contract is finished.

Poor old Bournemouth eh? No, they are a multimillion pound industry who have attracted players like lemina who is being paid 65k a week, Fraser is on 27k a week.

If he feels he can get more than he is offered at Bournemouth, why put your body on the line for a club. If Bournemouth goes down and people lose jobs then it will have nothing to do with Ryan Fraser.

Why should he play a short term contract, clubs are about making money. The players need to protect themselves.

On a side note, who in their right mind would pay Fraser 100k a week?
 

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Couldn't disagree more with this.

He was paid to do a job up until a certain date. His contract is finished.

Poor old Bournemouth eh? No, they are a multimillion pound industry who have attracted players like lemina who is being paid 65k a week, Fraser is on 27k a week.

If he feels he can get more than he is offered at Bournemouth, why put your body on the line for a club. If Bournemouth goes down and people lose jobs then it will have nothing to do with Ryan Fraser.


Why should he play a short term contract, clubs are about making money. The players need to protect themselves.

On a side note, who in their right mind would pay Fraser 100k a week?
Yeah I get you. I don't know the ins and outs of his relationship with the club and maybe he feels undervalued. And yeah I know clubs are businesses that often let go of players in an equally ruthless fashion.

But equally Bournemouth are a small fry in the grand scheme of things and could easily find themselves down in League 1 before long if they dropped out of the league and lost Eddie Howe. They're hardly Chelsea or Utd and their lofty status is highly dependent on them staying in the EPL.

If I had a good relationship with a club and a strong bond with the people and the fans, personally I would feel like a right shitbag doing what he's doing.

But maybe he doesn't have that kind of relationship.

Maybe the tealady is a complete c***.
 

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Yeah I get you. I don't know the ins and outs of his relationship with the club and maybe he feels undervalued. And yeah I know clubs are businesses that often let go of players in an equally ruthless fashion.

But equally Bournemouth are a small fry in the grand scheme of things and could easily find themselves down in League 1 before long if they dropped out of the league and lost Eddie Howe. They're hardly Chelsea or Utd and their lofty status is highly dependent on them staying in the EPL.

If I had a good relationship with a club and a strong bond with the people and the fans, personally I would feel like a right shitbag doing what he's doing.

But maybe he doesn't have that kind of relationship.

Maybe the tealady is a complete c***.
This.

We don't know the ins and outs of the situation.

Its quite possible that Howe knew he was not extending his contract told him he wouldnt be playing if he was off - in which case why stick around. Media report it that he's leaving and we all think he's a mercenary

So much detail that we don't know.

In terms of the player, i recall being linked before the lockdown and many people being optimistic. All of a sudden we have Son, and Bergwijn back and now he's not good enough. Even in a squad where you have Son, Bergwijn, Lucas and the ever injured Lamela I think we have room for free Fraser, but not at 100k
 

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I don't see why that would make the difference. He's either a player we need or not. Do we need a right footed, left sided attacking midfielder? Or is it possibly the lowest priority position in the entire squad...?
100% agree. We need to stop making signings like this unless he’s a replacement for Lamela perhaps then fine. Otherwise many many other priorities
 

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My bad. I thought Fraser was left footed and in pervious posts pushed the idea of him being a good free in balancing out our squad.

As it stands we have far to many right footed attackers competing for limited positions. Is Fraser an upgrade on what we already have in those positions definitely not.
 
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