Ryan Fraser follows former Bournemouth team-mate Callum Wilson through the door at Newcastle as he joins for free on five-year deal
- Newcastle have completed the signing of Ryan Fraser on a five-year contract
- Fraser signs for the Magpies as a free agent after leaving Bournemouth in June
- The 26-year-old will reunite with Callum Wilson after he sealed a £20m move
- Steve Bruce believes the ‘chemistry’ between the pair will excite Magpies fans
Newcastle United have announced the signing of Ryan Fraser, with the former Bournemouth winger completing a medical on Monday.
The 26-year-old arrives at St James’ Park on a free transfer and has signed a five-year deal following the expiry of his Cherries contract.
The Scotland international has been without a club since June after he refused to play for Bournemouth upon the restart of the Premier League season.
Ryan Fraser has signed a five-year deal with Newcastle United after leaving Bournemouth
The Scotland winger, who has been a free agent since June, completed a medical on Monday
Fraser registered 24 goals and 33 assists in 208 Bournemouth appearances after joining the south coast club form Aberdeen in January 2013.
He won the League 1 title in his first season in England and helped the Cherries win the Championship crown in 2014-15, going on to represent the club in the top flight.
After completing his mve to Newcastle. Fraser told the club’s official website: ‘I’m absolutely buzzing for it – I came down to see the place the other day and it was all just good things; the manager, the place, the fans, the messages I’ve been getting.
Fraser has revealed Newcastle’s ‘passionate’ fanbase influenced his decision to join the club
Fraser became Newcastle’s second signing of the day after Callum Wilson made a £20m move
‘It was just a no-brainer, really, to play in such a big stadium with such passionate fans, and being back up in the north again is big as well.
‘So I’m really looking forward to it and I just cant wait to show everyone what I can do, help the team and help us get back to where we belong.’
Fraser will reunite with former Cherries team-mate Callum Wilson after he too signed for the Magpies on Monday.
Newcastle agreed to pay a £20million fee for the striker who scored 67 goals in 187 appearances for the south coast club.
Magpies manager Steve Bruce welcomes Wilson upon his arrival from Bournemouth
After completing a second signing of the day, manager Steve Bruce told reporters: ‘I’m delighted to bring Ryan to Newcastle United. We have held off big competition to get his signature and that says a lot about what this club has to offer.
‘His ability and his contributions on the pitch speak for themselves and I’m looking forward to seeing him getting to work in a Newcastle shirt.
‘He has wonderful chemistry on the pitch with Callum Wilson, which excites me, and I hope it excites our supporters ahead of the new season.’
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