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Bournemouth release Ryan Fraser statement amid Arsenal transfer links

Bournemouth's CEO, Neill Blake issued a statement regarding the ongoing speculation surrounding Ryan Fraser's future at the club on Saturday.

Fraser, who is currently 25-years-old, had a remarkable season for Bournemouth, as he scored seven goals and assisted 14 others, and as a result has caught the eye of plenty of the Premier League's top clubs, most notably, Arsenal.

The winger joined Bournemouth from Aberdeen in 2013, and he is currently heading into his final year of his current deal.

The club's CEO released a statement, saying "Much has been written and spoken about the future of Ryan Fraser, as his contract with AFC Bournemouth heads into its final 12 months."

He added that "In September 2018, at the request of Ryan's representative, negotiations were paused to allow the player to focus entirely on his football. He went on to have an outstanding season, with seven goals and 14 assists helping the club secure a fifth successive season of Premier League football."

However, during that time, the club did not stop working on a potential contract renewal, with Blake stating that "I have been – and continue to be – in regular dialogue with Ryan's representative, and have made it clear to both him and the player that our contract offer remains on the table."

With Arsenal reportedly making a £30 million bid for Fraser, the club has to think long and hard about the future of a player that has been a star this season, especially considering it is such a big sum for a club like Bournemouth.


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