Potential new signing would start for Newcastle United, but not right away

Ryan Fraser of AFC Bournemouth. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)
Ryan Fraser of AFC Bournemouth. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images) /

Newcastle United fans should not expect Ryan Fraser to have an immediate impact in the squad.

Newcastle United are still playing the waiting game with Scottish international winger Ryan Fraser. Recent reports claim that the Magpies have made their pitch, offered Fraser a contract, and some information that has been published states that personal terms have been agreed.

It is unclear what is holding up the deal, but fans will be hoping the front office at St. James’ Park can get bring him in over the next few days.

Fraser was on the radar of several Premier League clubs as a result of scoring 16 goals and providing 26 assists in four top flight seasons with Bournemouth, so this would be an absolute steal for Newcastle United.

Despite Fraser’s proven record in the Premier League, if he does join the Magpies, fans should not expect him to have a major impact right away. It would actually come as a surprise if he even suits up for Steve Bruce’s side in the first few games.

Not only has Fraser missed an entire preseason training camp, he has not been in action for the last couple of months as he refused to play for Bournemouth during Project Restart.

His contract with the Cherries expired at the end of June, but his time with the club came to an end much sooner than that as he wanted to avoid injuries before his next move.

This will give Jacob Murphy a chance to reserve his place in the first team, and possibly start the first three or four games of the 2020-21 campaign, especially if Matt Ritchie leaves as part of a swap deal for striker Callum Wilson.

There is no doubt, however, that Fraser would have a significant impact for the Magpies in the final third when he approaches full fitness levels. The 26-year-old is a special player, and he will be a key contributor to ending Newcastle United’s scoring woes.

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