RYAN FRASER reckons he will likely be like a brand new signing for Newcastle – because the Magpies shut in on Joe Willock from Arsenal.
The Toon have had a bid within the area £25million accepted by the Gunners, with the midfielder set to grow to be boss Steve Bruce’s first summer time arrival after a surprising mortgage spell season.
Ryan Fraser is studying a brand new midfield place after an underwhelming first season at Newcastle following his free switch from BournemouthCredit: Getty
Fraser, 27, began simply 9 league video games in his first season on Tyneside following a transfer from Bournemouth.
And the misfit winger has been attending summer time college to try to drive his approach into boss Steve Bruce’s plans.
Bruce is ready to start out the season with a 5-3-2 formation, leaving Fraser asking the Newcastle coaches to show him a brand new midfield place.
He stated: “In a approach, I do really feel like a brand new signing. The followers will most likely assume I’m!
“I’ve by no means actually performed in midfield, however I’m making an attempt to discover ways to play (as a quantity) eight to try to get myself within the staff, as a result of clearly I’m a winger.
“It’s simply making an attempt to suit into the staff as a lot as I can, getting into and asking the coaches, ‘look, for those who see me taking part in as an eight in midfield, I should be taught it’, in order that they’re making an attempt to show me on the minute.
“I don’t actually match within the formation…in order that’s why we form of stated to one another – ‘proper, you see me taking part in right here’, ‘proper, let’s study it’.
“I won’t begin within the staff however I need to be first alternative.
“In the event that they need to play me ten, I’ve performed ten earlier than, however not rather a lot, and Allan Saint-Maximin’s going to play there.”
The Scot scored on his Toon debut within the Carabao Cup in opposition to Blackburn final OctoberCredit: Getty
A season of accidents and a purple card at Sheffield United noticed him begin simply 9 league video games final seasonCredit: Kevin Quigley-The Day by day Mail
Fraser made his Newcastle debut final October having not performed for six months.
The Scot rejected a short-term extension to his Bournemouth contract throughout Undertaking Restart, with the Cherries finally relegated earlier than he moved to Newcastle on a free.
And he added: “I hadn’t kicked a ball. I used to be all the time taking part in catch up.
“I’d by no means gone right into a season not having had a pre-season. So I feel that is me, again to regular.”
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