Ryan Fredericks could leave West Ham United and join Southampton on a free transfer when he is officially released.
That’s according to a report from The Telegraph who claim that when Fredericks’ deal expires at the London Stadium at the end of June, he could very well move to Southampton.
The 29-year-old 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.
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.
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.
And it seems as though the ex-Fulham right-back could well be on his way to another Premier League club…
Ryan Fredericks a target for Southampton
The Telegraph reckon that the Saints could snap up the 29-year-old Hammers right-back on a free transfer this summer.
Southampton finished in 15th spot in the Premier League table last season and only three teams conceded more goals than them.
So it’s clear to see where Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl needs to strengthen at St Mary’s in the summer transfer window.
Getting the 29-year-old off the wage-bill would be a wise move from West Ham.
And if Southampton really want to sign Ryan Fredericks then more power to them.
Unfortunately for him, his time at the London Stadium will not be remembered fondly.