Opinion: Tottenham could sign cut-price attacker, but he’s not good enough to make impact

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Ryan Fraser in recent months, but the latest report suggests the club have dropped their interest in the Scotland international.

While the former Bournemouth winger is now a free agent and could be signed without having to shell out a transfer fee, it is my opinion that the 26-year-old does not have the required quality to make a sizeable impact at Spurs.

Tottenham will want attacking reinforcements this summer, but one area the club are well-stocked in is fast, tricky wide players.

Son Heung-min is a superstar, Lucas Moura can play on either flank and has pace to burn, while Steven Bergwijn was signed in January to provide another pacy option for Spurs in the final third.

As such, landing Fraser, despite the absence of a transfer fee, would not make sense or improve a Tottenham squad with ambitions of a top-four Premier League finish as a minimum next term.

The Scottish winger has shown over recent years that he has the physical attributes to hurt opposition defences, but his purple patches have been all too few and far between.

A return of one goal and four assists in a struggling Bournemouth side last term is certainly not enough to excite Tottenham fans – as such, Spurs are making the right choice in avoiding Fraser this summer.