Scotland international Ryan Fraser has finally secured himself a club, completing a switch to Newcastle United.

The winger has been without a team since June after turning down the opportunity to play for previous club Bournemouth post-lockdown following the expiry of his Cherries deal.

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Ryan Fraser has signed for Newcastle. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

It has left the winger in the free agency market, Steve Clarke not selecting him for Scotland duty this month as he wasn’t at a club. He’ll throw himself back into the mix now though after moving to Newcastle.

He’s signed a five-year deal at at St. James’ Park and signs on the same day his former Bournemouth partner Callum Wilson completes his move to the Toon.

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If the Cherries had sold Fraser, Aberdeen were entitled to a chunk of the fee, due to a sell-on clause inserted in his contract when he made the switch from Pittodrie to the Vitality Stadium. The Dons miss out on what would have been a substantial financial boost due to his move not costing Newcastle a transfer fee.

Fraser says he can’t wait to get going in black and white: “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.

“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.”

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