West Brom have held discussions with Ryan Fraser as they pursue a potential deal for the former Bournemouth attacker, according to 90min.
The football news website reports that Leeds, Crystal Palace and Fulham have also held talks with the 26-year-old Scotland international but no offer has been made for him by them.
Therefore, it is understood that Newcastle feel as though they’re winning the race to sign Fraser on a free transfer.
Fraser made 32 appearances in all competitions for Bournemouth last season, playing on both the left and right wings.
He scored just one goal and supplied four assists in the Premier League and walked out on the Cherries before the post-lockdown restart when his contract at the Vitality Stadium expired.
Fraser’s poor form, as well as his lack of loyalty, played a key role in Bournemouth’s relegation.
West Brom could do with adding strength in depth to almost every position before the start of next season.
Fraser could be a handy player to have in the squad due to his ability to play on both wings but it has been widely reported that Grady Diangana is on his way back to The Hawthorns [Daily Mail] while Callum Robinson could also return in a swap deal with Sheffield United involving Oliver Burke [Express & Star].
Fraser is more proven in the Premier League than Diangana and Robinson having made 120 appearances in England’s top-flight.
However, he had an awful season at Bournemouth last time out and the way he refused to sign a short-term contract extension really left them in the lurch.
Furthermore, The Times has reported that Fraser wants a deal worth £100,000-a-week from his next club.
West Brom will surely pass on that.
In other West Brom news, a Chelsea defender has been linked with a loan move to The Hawthorns.