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West Ham have a very easy decision to make despite Ryan Fredericks rumours

West Ham United absolutely must move right-back Ryan Fredericks on from the club at the end of this season.

Fredericks, 29, joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Fulham in the summer of 2018 and he arrived at the London Stadium with a big reputation.

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Unfortunately for him and West Ham though, he has failed to establish himself at the club.

Fredericks is a really poor defender and he isn’t great going forward either. The 29-year-old has pace in abundance but that’s it. He’s a glorified sprinter really, not a Premier League footballer.

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This may all sound rather harsh but there is no room for sentiment in the Premier League. With Fredericks’ contract set to expire in the summer, there is a good chance that David Moyes will move him on.

There have been rumours that Fredericks could be kept on at the London Stadium though, if he accepts a reduced wage (ExWHUemployee).

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Let’s be serious here for a minute. The Hammers should not even be considering offering the 29-year-old a new deal, even if he offered to play for nothing…

West Ham cannot keep Ryan Fredericks on

With the right-back set to be out of contract this summer, Moyes should send him packing.

The Hammers are very well covered in the right-back department.

Moyes has Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson currently fighting it out for a spot in the starting XI whilst talented youngster Harrison Ashby is coming through the ranks as well.

The upcoming transfer window is a hugely important one for Moyes.

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The Scot will need to squeeze absolutely everything out of his transfer budget, with so many new arrivals needed at West Ham.

Signing Fredericks up to a new contract would be a huge waste of money and would unnecessarily eat into the Hammers’ wage budget.

West Ham need to show some real ambition if we are to kick on and challenge for the top four. Signing the ex-Fulham man up to a new deal would be the antithesis of that though.

It’s time for Moyes to make some big decisions this summer without involving sentimentality in the process.

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