Over the past two years, Liverpool have occasionally been linked with a move for 26-year-old Bournemouth creative wide player Ryan Fraser. Now, the Scotland international will be available on a free—in two weeks, at the end of the month and before the season ends.

That’s because Fraser has rejected a short-term extension from his current club to see out the campaign. Bournemouth are currently level with West Ham and Watford on points, in 18th and set for relegation on goal difference, and two points ahead of Aston Villa in 19th.

Inevitably, there have been whispers Liverpool might see him as an option. Given the club’s history of salvaging players from relegation sides on the cheap, it’s not the strangest idea. And on paper at least he seems a viable replacement for Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana.