Ryan Fraser joins Bournemouth

Bournemouth have signed Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser for an undisclosed fee.

Last Updated: 18/01/13 at 18:22 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Cardiff: Kevin McNaughton, Danny Gabbidon and Nicky Maynard

Post comment

Cardiff will allow long-serving Kevin McNaughton to leave this summer along with Danny Gabbidon and Nicky Maynard.

Niguez commits to Atletico

Post comment

Highly-rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has signed a new five-year contract.

All Articles

Ryan Fraser: On the move

Ryan Fraser: On the move

Bournemouth have signed Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser for an undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old Scot has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Goldsands Stadium.

Having come through the Dons' youth ranks, Fraser made his debut in 2010 but only became a first-team regular in the last few months.

"He is a talented lad," Cherries boss Eddie Howe told the club's official website. "He's only 18 but he's very, very highly regarded in the world of football, especially up north and Aberdeen were desperate not to lose him.

"He came to our attention a while back and he's someone that we have tracked for a long period of time. We had a lot of competition for his signature but the fact we were able to sign him is a real positive for his football club.

"There will be a period of adjustment for a young lad to come all this way

but we will look after him and do all the work we need to do with him to try and improve his game. If we can and the move goes as well as we hope it can, I think we have got a top player on our hands."

Fraser has made 18 appearances so far this season and made his Scotland Under-19 bow against Germany back in August.

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown said: "I'm disappointed that we're losing him but he seemed anxious to go and he was advised his future was elsewhere.

"We had resigned ourselves to losing him."

Brown had hoped there might have been a rethink after Fraser returned from a six-week injury absence in the December 29 win at Dundee

"He got a good response from the fans when I put him on at Dundee," Brown said. "I thought that maybe because the fans were so good to him that he might have reconsidered the decision but he didn't.

"We are used to losing players and you just have to shrug your shoulders.

"I think he will flourish. I will not be churlish and wish him anything other than the very best.

"I'm sure he will flourish, unfortunately it won't be in the red jersey we have got here. It's a club on the up and up. They are in the third tier of English football but it's a good level of football and they are an ambitious club."

Dons chief executive Duncan Fraser explained the club's decision on their official website.

He said: "Right from the start we indicated that we had no desire to see Ryan move and that if it were to happen, a bid well above the training compensation fee due in the summer and with add ons would need to be forthcoming."

He added: "It is worth pointing out that eight young players have signed contract extensions over the last few weeks and we remain absolutely committed to youth development as the way ahead for this club, understanding that along the way some players will choose to move on at the end of their contracts."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis could return from injury against Arsenal

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis could return to action against Arsenal after nearly a month on the sidelines.

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Carlos Tevez penalty hands Juve first-leg lead

Juventus will take a narrow lead into their Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid after a 2-1 win in Turin.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini says sorry to supporters

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written a letter to fans apologising for recent poor results.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company