How Ryan Fraser's Failed Manchester United Move Affects Former Club Aberdeen

Aberdeen missed out on a potential £3m windfall in the January transfer window, after a move to Manchester United failed to materialise for Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser. 

The Scottish club sold the 25-year-old to the Cherries in 2013, and the Dons inserted a clause in the deal which entitled them to 20% of any future fee that was generated by the sale of the winger. 

Adrian Mariappa,Ryan Fraser

​The Daily Record reports that United were one of a number of top-flight sides who explored the possibility of signing Fraser, but the winger will instead leave Bournemouth on a free transfer at the end of the season - meaning Aberdeen have missed out on making any money on their former asset. 

With the Scotland international refusing to extend his stay on the south coast beyond 2020, the Cherries were prepared to entertain any offers in the region of £15m for their wantaway star. 

This sum would have allowed Aberdeen to rake in a hefty £3m for their former winger, but despite ​Manchester United making an inquiry for his services, the two clubs were unable to come to an agreement. 

Fraser has failed to hit the heights of previous years this season, bagging only a single goal in his 24 league appearances. The Scottish star was the Cherries' most influential player last term, notching seven goals and 14 assists over the course of a productive campaign. 

Ryan Fraser

Having failed to land Fraser, the Red Devils instead attempted to lure his teammate and ex-Red Devil Josh King to Old Trafford, to fill the void left by the injured Marcus Rashford and the departed ​Romelu Lukaku

The Premier League giants tested ​Bournemouth with a bid of £25m, but Eddie Howe refused to allow a key member of the starting eleven to leave in the middle of the season. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subsequently settled on the loan signing of Odion Ighalo, who has joined the club until the end of the campaign. 

Source : 90min