West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini will have Ryan Fredericks in his thoughts ahead of an impending transfer summit.
Pellegrini is due to meet with director of football Mario Husillos and the club’s owners after Sunday’s finale against Watford.
The quartet will meet to discuss West Ham’s transfer plans and budget, read full story here.
According to reports Pellegrini is targeting two strikers, a box-to-box midfielder, a back-up goalkeeper and a defender.
Fredericks finds his mojo
But after one of the best individual performances from a West Ham player all season, Ryan Fredericks has told his manager not to waste any of his budget on a new right back.
Fredericks has struggled to establish himself in his debut season following a free transfer from Fulham.
His performances have steadily improved in line with his growing confidence.
And he literally put in a faultless display in the 3-0 win over Southampton, scoring a wonderful goal to boot.
Honest Fredericks sends bullish message to Pellegrini
Speaking to Match of the Day, Fredericks was bullish about proving his worth in the long-term.
“You know I got in the team and weren’t doing too well, come back in the team and got injured, broke my leg and was out for a couple of months,” Fredericks reflected on MOTD.
“But since I’ve come back the manager’s been good to me, put me in, (and I’ve) played a few games.
“And hopefully I’ve shown him that he doesn’t have to go out and spend a fortune on another right back, I can do the job next season.”
Lineker and Jenas are fans
Fredericks’s attitude impressed MOTD host Gary Lineker who responded: “Well said, I like that, good talk.”
Fellow pundit Jermaine Jenas was also impressed with Fredericks highlighing his improving form.
The 26-year-old will have Premier League legend Pablo Zabaleta to learn from again next season.
The Argentine penned a new one-year deal last week.
Fredericks has the shirt now and his pace is invaluable. He just has to make sure he keeps his performance levels high to hold onto it.