The Mirror reported earlier this week that UEFA are demanding that the Premier League season is completed by June 30th. And that could have repercussions for one West Ham player.
Obviously much will depend on whether the coronavirus outbreak subsides between now and then, but as things stand, it’s not looking good.
And if UEFA’s demand is put into action, it could mean that Ryan Fredericks has played his last game for the Hammers.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018. But he has struggled to establish himself in east London.
And Claret and Hugh claims that West Ham boss David Moyes is prepared to sell Fredericks as part of a summer overhaul.
If this season cannot be completed, however, and the former Fulham man is moved on in the summer, his last game for West Ham would have been against Manchester City in February.
He is a strange one, Fredericks. The 27-year-old has plenty of pace and is a real athlete. But the right-back just doesn’t seem to use his attributes to great effect.
The Englishman has been very poor this season. He has been incredibly low confidence and seems scared to take on opposing defenders.
Fredericks has racked up just two goals and three assists in 38 games for West Ham (Transfermarkt). And that really is just not good enough for a modern-day full-back.
There surely wouldn’t be too many Hammers fans who would be sad to see him leave in the summer.
That is on the condition that any money received for the right-back is reinvested back into the squad of course.