Cherries: Howe insists Fraser deal is statement of intent

Bournemouth Echo: SIGNING: Ryan Fraser SIGNING: Ryan Fraser

CHERRIES manager Eddie Howe won the race to sign coveted Ryan Fraser and then proclaimed: It is a statement of intent and ambition.

Howe yesterday expressed his delight after fending off competition from rival clubs to seal the signing of the highly-rated Scottish wide man.

Fraser penned a three-and-a-half year contract after Cherries had agreed a transfer fee of £300,000 with the teenager’s boyhood club Aberdeen.

The 18-year-old, whose deal with the Dons was set to expire in the summer, had recently rejected the offer of fresh terms with the Pittodrie outfit.

That was understood to have sparked plenty of interest in the 5ft 4in winger, with Huddersfield and Premier League Swansea linked with swoops.

But Cherries persuaded the hot prospect that his future was at Dean Court after he had watched their FA Cup clash with Wigan on Tuesday.

Howe is backing the new recruit to prove himself as a player for the present and the future.

He told the Daily Echo: “Ryan is someone that we have watched for around a year now.

“We watched him when we were at Burnley and, from moving back, we continued to monitor his progress.

“He is someone that we have always liked. He has got obvious attributes – he is quick, he is direct and he is technically very good, so he is a player that really does fit our mould.

“He can also play both sides and, of course, he is young and very much a player that will develop and get better in the next few years. Hopefully, that fits with our philosophy of how we treat young players.

“I think it is an exciting signing for the club and, again, a statement of intent and ambition because there were a lot of clubs tracking him and wanting him.”

Howe believes Fraser is ready for an immediate role in Cherries’ League One promotion push.

He said: “He is certainly one for the future. But I think he is good enough now to come in and play a part.”

Howe added: “I think he was impressed with the facilities here and by the game on Tuesday night. I think it was all those things, added with the fact that we will take time to develop him and work with his game.

“That is one of our big things that we always do with young players – spend the time on their games to try to nurture them and make them better.

“Bournemouth is also a lovely place to live and all those things combined, together with the ambitions of the club and where we want to go, hopefully tipped the balance for us.”

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7:13am Sat 19 Jan 13

afcbtintin says...

Just hope Donal isn't tasked with introducing him to the nightlife !

Good luck and safe journey to anybody travelling today.
Just hope Donal isn't tasked with introducing him to the nightlife ! Good luck and safe journey to anybody travelling today. afcbtintin

9:43am Sat 19 Jan 13

stovies says...

As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years.

Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks).

He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing.

I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can!
As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years. Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks). He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing. I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can! stovies

10:21am Sat 19 Jan 13

boyerboy says...

stovies wrote:
As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years.

Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks).

He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing.

I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can!
Thanks for the intro stovies ! We like our extrovert wingers here...years ago we had a similar winger (Alan GO GO Groves ), just hope your lad is in a similar mould!
[quote][p][bold]stovies[/bold] wrote: As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years. Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks). He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing. I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can![/p][/quote]Thanks for the intro stovies ! We like our extrovert wingers here...years ago we had a similar winger (Alan GO GO Groves ), just hope your lad is in a similar mould! boyerboy

12:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Deejaycee says...

boyerboy wrote:
stovies wrote:
As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years.

Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks).

He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing.

I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can!
Thanks for the intro stovies ! We like our extrovert wingers here...years ago we had a similar winger (Alan GO GO Groves ), just hope your lad is in a similar mould!
Stevens, Stroud, Cutler, Coxon and Scott also spring to mind.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stovies[/bold] wrote: As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years. Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks). He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing. I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can![/p][/quote]Thanks for the intro stovies ! We like our extrovert wingers here...years ago we had a similar winger (Alan GO GO Groves ), just hope your lad is in a similar mould![/p][/quote]Stevens, Stroud, Cutler, Coxon and Scott also spring to mind. Deejaycee

12:52pm Sat 19 Jan 13

The Renegade Master says...

stovies wrote:
As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years.

Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks).

He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing.

I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can!
We supporters down here understand how you feel seeing your best players leave. We had virtually a whole squad of talented players sold off to pay for our greedy chairman's lifestyle a couple of years ago, but thankfully we now have an enthusiastic Russian backer who has ended those asset stripping days.
Eddie Howe is a gifted manager who will instinctively know what's in Ryan's best interests and how to get the best out of him. His future is in safe hands here!
[quote][p][bold]stovies[/bold] wrote: As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years. Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks). He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing. I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can![/p][/quote]We supporters down here understand how you feel seeing your best players leave. We had virtually a whole squad of talented players sold off to pay for our greedy chairman's lifestyle a couple of years ago, but thankfully we now have an enthusiastic Russian backer who has ended those asset stripping days. Eddie Howe is a gifted manager who will instinctively know what's in Ryan's best interests and how to get the best out of him. His future is in safe hands here! The Renegade Master

1:14pm Sat 19 Jan 13

stovies says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
stovies wrote:
As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years.

Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks).

He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing.

I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can!
We supporters down here understand how you feel seeing your best players leave. We had virtually a whole squad of talented players sold off to pay for our greedy chairman's lifestyle a couple of years ago, but thankfully we now have an enthusiastic Russian backer who has ended those asset stripping days.
Eddie Howe is a gifted manager who will instinctively know what's in Ryan's best interests and how to get the best out of him. His future is in safe hands here!
Feelings obviously run high when we see a talented young player who we have nurtured from a boy leave - especially when he is a local lad.

Saying, that money talks and I certainly cant blame him for looking after himself. At the end of the day Aberdeen should have had him on a longer deal - although to be fair he has only come to prominence since the summer.

Hopefully his move to Bournemouth will provide him with a platform to progress. I can understand why he would move to yourselves as he would be more likely to get a game than some other so called bigger clubs.

I just hope that there is a decent sell on clause in there as i can truly see him being a £4m player in a year or two.
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stovies[/bold] wrote: As an Aberdeen supporter, i can tell you that the support are absolutely gutted at losing Ryan. We have had numerous talented youngsters leave in recent years (to the likes of Fulham and Wigan) however, Ryan is by far the best seen at Pittodrie in the past 20 years. Opposition defenders fear his directness (indeed he has drawn the most cautions for opposition players in the SPL this season despite being out for about 6 weeks). He has endured some ridiculously reckless tackles but just gets up and gets on with things (no play-acting etc). Very refreshing. I wish Ryan all the best with his time in Bournemouth - given his talent I suspect he will be moving on before his 3 and half years are up so enjoy his while you can![/p][/quote]We supporters down here understand how you feel seeing your best players leave. We had virtually a whole squad of talented players sold off to pay for our greedy chairman's lifestyle a couple of years ago, but thankfully we now have an enthusiastic Russian backer who has ended those asset stripping days. Eddie Howe is a gifted manager who will instinctively know what's in Ryan's best interests and how to get the best out of him. His future is in safe hands here![/p][/quote]Feelings obviously run high when we see a talented young player who we have nurtured from a boy leave - especially when he is a local lad. Saying, that money talks and I certainly cant blame him for looking after himself. At the end of the day Aberdeen should have had him on a longer deal - although to be fair he has only come to prominence since the summer. Hopefully his move to Bournemouth will provide him with a platform to progress. I can understand why he would move to yourselves as he would be more likely to get a game than some other so called bigger clubs. I just hope that there is a decent sell on clause in there as i can truly see him being a £4m player in a year or two. stovies

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