West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks will be on the look-out for a new club in the January transfer window according to a report from the Evening Standard.
The 29-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Fulham in the summer of 2018.
Fredericks hasn’t lived up to expectations at the London Stadium though.
He’s well down the right-back pecking order under David Moyes now. The former Fulham man is definitely behind Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson and it could even be argued that under-23 starlet Harrison Ashby is ahead of him as well.
The outlook is fairly bleak for Fredericks. And it seems as though he has made a decision regarding his future.
Ryan Fredericks could leave in the January transfer window
According to the Evening Standard, the 29-year-old right-back is prepared to look for a new club next month.
Fredericks will be out of contract with West Ham in the summer so January represents the last chance for the Hammers to get any kind of fee for him.
The 29-year-old has been an extremely frustrating player to watch over the past few years.
He has so much pace but never seems to use it to great effect. Fredericks seemingly doesn’t trust his own ability and that means he never takes advantage of his greatest asset.
On the flip-side his defending is very poor indeed. The right-back has proven to be a poor signing for West Ham.
The sooner we rectify that mistake the better.
Another big problem has been Fredericks’ injury issues. He has missed 300 days through injury since moving to the London Stadium (Transfermarkt).
It seems as though Fredericks doesn’t have too much longer left at West Ham.
Quite who will wasn’t to sign him, however, remains to be seen. And what’s more, it is highly unlikely that we will get any kind of decent fee for Fredericks, if we do indeed move him on next month.