Newcastle have won the race to sign free agent Ryan Fraser following his release from Bournemouth. The winger is set to embark on a new adventure on Tyneside as he looks to get his career back on track following a turbulent end to his Cherries career.
Fraser decided to run down his Bournemouth deal and admitted last season that he’d lost focus.
The former Aberdeen man registered 14 assists in the 2018/19 season and scored seven goals in his finest season to date.
His form attracted interest from the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool but he was later left short of options after losing his place in the Bournemouth side.
Eddie Howe was determined to get him back to his best but it was clear Fraser was not in the right frame of mind for Bournemouth and their fight for safety.
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That’s because Wilson is also set to undergo a medical on Monday before completing his move to Newcastle.
He travelled north to Tyneside in Mike Ashley’s helicopter earlier today.
Wilson was the subject of a £15million offer from Aston Villa earlier in the week.
It was rejected by Newcastle but the Villains returned with an improved bid of £21m.
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The England international wanted to join Newcastle though and their offer of £20m was enough to get the deal done, pending medical.
Newcastle are also set to sign Norwich’s Jamal Lewis for £13.5m.
The left-back was wanted by Liverpool last month but the Canaries turned away an £11m bid from the Premier League champions.
The Magpies are also in talks with Sassuolo over a deal for Rogerio.
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