Will Ryan Fraser leave Bournemouth? (Picture: Getty Images)Ryan Fraser may have emerged as one of Arsenal’s top summer transfer targets but the midfielder has questioned the valuation placed on his head by his own club.
The Bournemouth ace is wanted by Gunners boss Unai Emery but the Scottish star suspects Arsenal will be priced out of a move.
Eddie Howe’s side are demanding £30million for the 25-year-old wide man – a significant portion of Emery’s summer budget.
With just 12 months left on his contract, it can be viewed as a steep valuation for the Scotland international and Fraser admitted he can’t see anyone coughing up that sort of money.
‘I honestly don’t think anyone will be paying that [£30m],’ Fraser told The Scotsman. ‘It was six or seven months ago that we last spoke about my future, but nothing since. Even in the end of season meeting I had with the manager [Eddie Howe], we didn’t speak about my future.
Eddie Howe will be keen to keep him (Picture: Getty Images)‘He knows I’m not one to speak about it. If something happens, it will happen. If it doesn’t, then I’m not one to throw my rattle out of the pram. I’ll keep trying my best. I keep getting things tagged on Instagram that I’m going
places and I think ‘Am I?’.
‘I’ve got a year left with Bournemouth. If I’m there, I’ll give my all. If I’m somewhere else, I’ll give my all. I just want to play well, do my best and work hard for my team-mates.’
Fraser admitted he’s happy to be linked with a move away from Dean Court, but insists a summer transfer has not become an obsession.
Unai Emery wants Fraser (Picture: Getty Images)‘It’s nice [to be linked with big clubs],’ he added. ‘But I’m just one of those players who enjoys playing football, wherever I am. I never look too far ahead, I never want to try and think “where am I going to be playing?”
‘Because if you start thinking like that, then you’ll probably start playing badly and not concentrating on the here and now on the pitch.
‘Not once, since the season stopped at Bournemouth, have I thought “where am I going to be next season?” It was just about staying fit for the Scotland matches against Cyprus and Belgium and then wherever I’ll be, I’ll be. As long as I’m enjoying my football, that’s all I care about.’
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