Celtic have been branded as ‘favourites’ to land the Premier League superstar who will be a free agent in the upcoming transfer window.
It will be interesting to see what kind of business Celtic do in the upcoming transfer window. The global pandemic means that the club will take a huge financial hit next with no fans expected to be inside stadiums for the foreseeable future.
Judging by their early moves though, it looks like they are planning a number of new arrivals this summer having let a number of fringe players go already. But of course, that can also be interpreted as the club not having enough money right now to hold on to players who are mere luxuries instead of being necessary to the squad.
Recently though they have been linked with a blockbuster move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser who is set to leave after refusing to renew his contract with the club. And if Celtic can move in and sign him up, it will be a statement of intent before the 10IAR season.
According to bookies, Celtic are favourites to land Fraser along with Everton. As reported by the Daily Record, Paddy Power said:
“Ryan Fraser was wanted by England’s big six last summer, until Bournemouth blocked his exit – meaning he’s basically been on a gap year since.
“Football is a fickle game, and those same clubs appear to now being looking elsewhere, leaving the door wide open for Celtic to land a big signing – albeit not literally, bless him.”
It was not too long ago that Fraser was wanted by some of the biggest teams in England after scoring 7 goals and providing 14 assists in 38 games last season. Bournemouth blocked an exit though which has probably played a huge part in his downturn in form and eventual breakdown in relationship with the club.
According to the bookies, Celtic are currently leading the race for his signature at 7/4. Everton have the same chances while Arsenal are 11/4.
Obviously, he would be a massive coup for Celtic if they can sign him but the wages are gonna be a huge point of discussion, especially if Premier League clubs are still interested in him.