While he failed to register a goal or an assist against Southampton at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, it has still been a brilliant start to the season for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser.
The Scotland international hasn’t always been a regular fixture in the starting XI under Eddie Howe, but he has certainly established himself as a key player for the high-flying south coast outfit this term with four goals and four assists in 10 appearances in all competitions.
The left-sided player will surely have attracted interest from other Premier League clubs with his displays of pace, quality and unpredictability, and West Ham United may well be one of those potential suitors.
With Andriy Yarmolenko potentially being ruled out for six months after rupturing his Achilles against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, and with Michail Antonio reportedly surplus to requirements and Robert Snodgrass surely not a long-term answer on the wing, Manuel Pellegrini may need to bring in a wide player in the New Year.
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We decided to ask Irons fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would want their club to make a move for the in-form Fraser, but a majority 64% said they wouldn’t.
While that may not be a huge surprise given they signed Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson during the summer and the supporters obviously feel they can do better than the Scot, it also suggests that they would rather see the highly-rated Grady Diangana given an opportunity on the flank instead.