Some West Ham fans have called for David Moyes to sell Ryan Fredericks this summer.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018 after his contract had expired with Fulham.
He has failed to establish himself at the London Stadium, however.
Fredericks is an incredibly frustrating player. He possesses all of the attributes needed to be a top class full-back.
The Englishman has blistering pace, but he seems to lack the confidence to use it to his advantage. The 27-year-old really should be a key player for David Moyes. But unfortunately, he just hasn’t produced the goods during his time in east London.
Fredericks has racked up just two goals and three assists in 42 games for West Ham (Transfermarkt).
In 39 Premier League games for the Hammers, the former Fulham man has racked up 109 tackles, with a success rate of 63%. He has also chalked up 32 interceptions and 96 clearances, and has won only 59% of his individual duals (premierleague.com).
Fredericks is still under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2022. So the east London outfit will have a big decision to make over the next 12 months.
Do they stick with the 27-year-old and hope that he eventually comes good? Or do they sell him now or next summer, rather than risk losing him for nothing in two years time?
Some West Ham fans think that Fredericks should be moved on at the end of this season…
He plays with zero confidence unfortunately I have no faith in him. To be fair both our backs are a big liability. Serious funds needs to be invested in this departments.
— Donovan (@DonoD20) July 7, 2020
Not for me, rather get a proper first choice RB and have ben Johnson as cover to bring him through
— Adam #GSBout (@adambrown93) July 7, 2020
get rid, not good enough
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 8, 2020
Not for me , gives the ball away all the time , with pass , throw or header , if he didn’t have pace he’d be nowhere near premier league 💥⚒
— alan barrett ⚒ (@alanthehammer) July 7, 2020
Watching how frustrated Yarmolenko looked playing in front of him at the weekend I think Fredericks is falling short of being a PL full back. A few times Yarmolenko made great runs & Fredericks didn’t make the pass.
— Mark V 🏴 (@VaughanieCOYI) July 7, 2020
Not good enough
— John (@1999_JRD) July 7, 2020
Massive clearout needed this year!
To start with!
— ⚒Rod⚒ (@bubblemaster3) July 7, 2020
No is has no end product and can’t defend needs sold another Sam Byram
— Pabloeskimo (@pabloeskimo10) July 7, 2020
Not good enough
— lee woodbridge (@lee_woodbridge) July 7, 2020
Na positional awareness and delivery is shocking back up at best need more then pace to get you out of trouble In the premier league
— bill (@BillyBillysitek) July 7, 2020
— Simon Brewer (@SimonBrewer20) July 7, 2020