Fraser’s future at Newcastle is all but over, so a move to Southampton would be a logical next step for the player.

He has fit in well with Martin’s style of play, and has proven he can still have an impact at this level with his performances this season.

If Southampton fail to gain promotion then they should still look to keep Fraser in the squad if they can, as his experience has been a useful asset to this relatively young squad.

While his wages will be a concern, Newcastle surely won’t be demanding too much in terms of a transfer fee given their strong desire to offload him, which should help get a deal over the line.