KEY POINTS

  • Ryan Fraser not re-signing with AFC Bournemouth
  • Ryan Fraser to become available via free transfer this summer
  • Tottenham and Arsenalloom as possible destinations fro Ryan Fraser

Several players have contracts expiring toward the end of the month. Some have signed while others are holding out. Ryan Fraser is one of those players and it appears the 26-year-old player is standing pat on his decision not to re-sign.

The decision not to re-sign hardly comes as a surprise for Fraser. For one, he has been linked before to move out of Vitality Stadium. At least two teams are interested in taking him in - Arsenal FC and Tottenham FC. However, the Scottish football player is not at the top of the priorities of either club. By not re-signing, Fraser could be taking a big risk heading into next season, The Sun reported.

It appears Fraser has other things in mind. His contract will expire on June 30, meaning he will only be playing in The Cherries' first two games. This will be against Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton. Even if he does hook up with another team, he cannot see action for his new club until next season.

Back in January, Frank Lampard came close to signing Fraser. Unfortunately, those plans did not push through when the Chelsea board denied the move, The Athletic reported. That in mind, it will be interesting if the Blues will sing a different tune in the summer. Considering they have more than enough players on their end, the chances of Chelsea taking in Fraser does not look promising.

Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth AFC Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth AFC Photo: Getty Images | Warren Little

If none between the Gunners and the HotSpur pick him up, other teams could consider taking in Fraser. They are Palace and Watford, both of who have also expressed interest in the Scottish winger.

Fraser has not exactly performed up to par this season for the Cherries. He has scored only once and issued four assists in 32 appearances. His lackluster play may be tied up to speculations that he will be moving out of Vitality Stadium. Sans Fraser, players like Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis, Artur Boruc and Andrew Surman are reportedly set to sign extensions soon.

For Arsenal, the team already has a full plate dealing with their current players. That would include the case of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who could also be moving out if the Gunners are not careful. He does have 13 months remaining in his contract, but Arsenal has been urged to secure the 30-year-old's services as early as now.