‘Hopefully - Newcastle United outcast eyes permanent transfer exit after Eddie Howe fallout

One Newcastle United winger has suggested he could see his future lying away from Tyneside as he enjoys a loan spell in the Championship.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser has given a major indication of where his future lies after he grabbed the first goal of his loan spell at Southampton.

The Scotland international fell rapidly out of favour on Tyneside as Eddie Howe handed opportunities to the likes of Miguel Almiron and Jacob Murphy ahead of a player he coached during his time at Bournemouth.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Fraser spent the majority of the second-half of last season training with the Magpies Under-21s side and was given little indication he would be able to force his way back into the senior setup during the current campaign. After receiving interest from several clubs during the summer transfer window, Fraser completed a season-long loan move to Championship promotion contenders Southampton during the final week of the summer transfer window.

After struggling to make an impact during his first month at St Mary’s, the 29-year-old made his first major impact on Saturday when he grabbed a last-gasp goal to give his side a 2-1 win at Hull City.

Fraser was asked to assess his first two months with Russell Martin’s side and gave a major hint he would be willing to extend his time on the south coast over the near future.

He told the Saints club website: “I love it here. I love coming in every day, loving football again is nice. I try to gain as much each time I come in and I try and wear the badge with as much pride as I can.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“I try to give as much as I can every day and not waste a second while I come in. At the end of the season, hopefully, I can stay. That’s my main goal, to stay at the club, but there are little goals to try to get there. First and foremost my aim is to help the club get promoted, and it would be nice (to stay).”

Fraser will be back in action for the Saints when they visit Preston North End on Wednesday night.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.