Liverpool reportedly ‘in advanced talks’ to add Bournemouth’s Fraser
Liverpool wants to add to its depth this January, and will give competition to Xherdan Shaqiri by signing a Scottish player who, honestly, looks a lot like him.
Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth is on Jurgen Klopp’s radar, and Talksport claims the Reds could sanction the sale of Harry Wilson to make it work.
The 22-year-old Wilson is currently on loan at Bournemouth, and scored against Newcastle to give him four goals on the season.
Bournemouth resisted the urge to sell Fraser, 25, this summer as the playmaker entered the final year of his contract.
He has a goal and two assists in 807 Premier League minutes this season. That’s well off the pace his remarkable 2018-19 season, when Fraser scored seven goals and added a league-high 14 assists in 3,173 minutes.
The 28-year-old Shaqiri has played just 25 minutes this season, suffering from both Liverpool’s selection headache and then a calf injury.
Both players stand about 5-foot-5 and while Shaqiri’s blistering shot is something he likes to deploy more than Fraser, who is a bit more pass-first, the wingers have plenty in common (right down to looks),
Like this idea, Liverpool fans? The Scottish Shaqiri? It’s not like making buys from the South Coast is a new thing for the Anfield set.