Steve Bruce signing nearing Newcastle United exit as interest emerges

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The Scotland international is expected to leave Newcastle United this summer.

Ryan Fraser will leave Newcastle United this summer as clubs begin to register their interest in the Scotland international.

Fraser spent the second half of the 2022-23 Premier League season with the under-21s following a falling out with head coach Eddie Howe.

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The 29-year-old last featured for the Magpies in October and was a notable absence from the matchday squad once the campaign resumed after the World Cup.

When Howe was asked about Fraser’s omission in February, the 45-year-old claimed he only wants players who are fully committed to the football club.

“Ryan is training with the under-21s,” Howe said. “I made the decision to concentrate on the players that are committed to Newcastle. For the benefit of the group, I’ve made that call.

Asked if he saw a future for Fraser on Tyneside, Howe added: “I think that’s a difficult one for me to answer because I’d never put a firm decision on that because life and football can change quickly.

“But I’d say at the moment, no he doesn’t.”

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The 29-year-old has two years left on the contract he signed in 2020 when he arrived as a free agent from Bournemouth under Steve Bruce.

Championship side Norwich City have declared their interest in a potential loan move. United, ideally, want his sizeable wages fully off the wage bill but accept that is difficult.

Nevertheless, Newcastle are expected to offload Fraser one way or another. The winger has made 59 appearances for the club, including three goals and six assists.

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