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West Ham risk a buildup on the left with Ryan Fraser move

West Ham United are showing an interest in signing Ryan Fraser during the summer, as has been reported by The Mirror.

What’s the story?

The Hammers are interested in recruiting the AFC Bournemouth winger when his contract comes to an end in the summer of 2020, as this would see him become available for free.

He has been linked with Arsenal in the past, something suggested in the prior report, but that has not prevented West Ham from taking interest in the 25-year-old’s situation.

The Scotsman has one Premier League goal and three assists this season, though attention may be placed on his return last term, as he recorded seven goals and 14 assists.

A build-up

Last season’s performance indicates that the 25-year-old could prove to be a brilliant signing, but it should be noted that this would cause a massive buildup on West Ham’s left-wing.

Aside from the Scotsman, Felipe Anderson is the main option available, having started 18 Premier League games this season, coming off the bench once, scoring one goal and adding three assists in that time.

Then there is Grady Diangana, who has excelled on loan at West Bromwich Albion under the stewardship of Slaven Bilic, amassing five goals and five assists from 17 Championship starts and four substitute appearances.

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Finally, Nathan Holland has been showing his credentials on the left, which earned him two substitute appearances in the Premier League, before being loaned out to Oxford United, where he has made two starts and one appearance off the bench so far.

Having this amount of quality in one position would definitely be a bonus for David Moyes, giving him the best possible kind of selection dilemma, while he may end up with another decision to make on the short-term futures of Diangana and Holland.

Considering Fraser’s abilities and his proven Premier League pedigree, it could be detrimental for the aforementioned youngsters who will be keen to break into the first team.

The arrival of someone who can play in their position would surely block their passage even further.

Meanwhile, ExWHUemployee has added two new names to the list of midfielders being chased by West Ham.

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