Ryan Fraser signing delights Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes he has recruited a star of the future after completing the signing of Aberdeen's Ryan Fraser for £400,000.

Winger Fraser, 18, has joined the Cherries on a three-and-half year deal.

"He arrives with a very good reputation for what he has done already in Scotland," Howe told BBC Radio Solent.

"Ryan has shown he has the capacity to play in pressure situations he is going to get better and we look forward to working with him."

Fraser has already been capped at Under-19 level by Scotland and is tipped for full honours.

He will provide competition for Bournemouth's exciting forward unit, which already includes the likes of Marc Pugh, Josh McQuoid, Lewis Grabban, Wes Fogden and Wes Thomas.

"Ryan is an out-and-out wide player, who can play on either wing," added Howe,

"He is a really good age and he has caught the attention of everybody up there with some excellent performances this year with Aberdeen - who themselves are a very big club in Scotland."

And Aberdeen boss Craig Brown, who also managed Scotland, also backed Fraser to thrive at the Goldsands Stadium.

"It's a club on the up. It's a good level of football and they are very ambitious.

"I'll not be churlish; I'm sure he will flourish. Unfortunately he is not in the red jersey here," said Brown.

Having also signed keeper Leyton Orient keeper Ryan Allsop on Friday, as well as defender Dan Seaborne on loan earlier in the week ,Howe hinted that the Cherries had now completed their January transfer window activity.

"I don't think there will be too much more business done," he added.

"I'm really pleased with the three recruits, they are all exciting and it adds a nice little mix to the squad and we have good competition in every position.

"Hopefully this will be just what we need."

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