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Brown: Surpised Fraser made Bournemouth move

Brown: Surpised Fraser made Bournemouth move

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown was surprised that winger Ryan Fraser opted to leave the Scottish Premier League for a move to the Cherries.

The Cherries and Aberdeen agreed an undisclosed fee for the 18 year old on Tuesday last week and Fraser and the Cherries went on to discuss personal terms with a three and a half year deal signed on Friday.

The initial fee appears to be in the region of around £350,000 with the Daily Echo suggesting £300,000 and The BBC £400,000 with additional future add on's also included.

Aberdeen were desperate not to lose the Scotland Under 19's international, after he impressed in his 18 appearances for the club this season, winning the SPL Young Player of the Month award in September and October.

With the winger out of contract, Aberdeen decided to cash in with the Cherries offering more than they would have received via any compensation package in the summer.

But despite agreeing a fee, former Scotland manager Brown didn't expect Fraser to make the move, with Premier League side Swansea and Championship side Hudderfield also previously being linked.

Brown told the Daily Express...

"With no disrespect to Bournemouth, I am surprised he has gone there as I thought there would be clubs in the top two leagues interested in Ryan, Instead he`s gone to the third tier of English football and it`s disappointing that a League One team can take a top SPL prospect.

"But that`s the reality of the situation. I believe Bournemouth are bankrolled by some heavy hitters but there are far bigger clubs, even in that league...'

"...What I told Ryan is he would`ve had a higher profile playing in the SPL than he`ll get in the third tier of English football, without being disrespectful to League One clubs."


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Writer:DJ
Date:Monday January 21 2013
Time: 12:16PM

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