Former Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Fraser’s hopes of making his Premier League debut with Bournemouth have been dashed after he was sent on loan to Championship club Ipswich Town.
The 21-year-old will spend next season with the Tractor Boys along with attacker Brett Pitman, who is moving to Portman Road in a permanent deal.
The duo are part of an £8million transfer deal for Ipswich left back Tyrone Mings.
Fraser struggled to establish himself as a regular starter in the Bournemouth team last season but still managed 27 appearances as the Cherries won promotion to the top flight.
Manager Eddie Howe wants the diminutive attacking midfielder to concentrate on playing regularly for Mick McCarthy’s side in the hope of returning ready for the rigours of the English top flight next summer.
If the move is completed Mings will move for a Bournemouth club record fee and the 22-year-old is poised to sign a four-year contract.
Bath-born Mings, who came through the Southampton academy before dropping down to non-league, was plucked from Wiltshire outfit Chippenham Town in December 2012 after impressing McCarthy during a trial game.
The club paid just £10,000 for his signature three years ago.
He made 42 starts in the Championship, FA Cup and League Cup last season, earning praise for his dramatic improvements along the way.
His fairytale rise has been matched by his charitable off-field acts – which include refunding supporters who had bought shirts with his name on prior to a change in squad number, serving food to homeless people on Christmas Day and paying off his mum’s debts.