West Ham Eyeing Fulham Defender


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West Ham United are eyeing Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old is out of contract in June and David Moyes is keen to land the right-back with Aaron Cresswell, 28, a target for Everton.

Scouted by the Hammers against Leeds during the recent Championship clash at Craven Cottage, Fredericks is attracting plenty of interest among the Premier League’s basement clubs with Swansea City and Southampton also monitoring the former Tottenham trainee.

Fulham, currently third in the table and not out of contention for the second automatic promotion place behind Wolverhampton Wanderers, recently opened talks with Fredericks agent on extending the player’s stay by the banks of the Thames.

After a brief spell with Bristol City – following loans at Brentford, Middlesbrough and Millwall – Fredericks found first-team football with Fulham in 2015, racking up close to 100 appearances for the Cottagers.

West Ham pulled off a shock draw at Chelsea yesterday, bolstering their Premier League survival hopes. Moyes, under fire from fans for poor performances, is hopeful that the Hammers will remain in the top flight, making it easier to persuade prospective signings that the club has ambitions.

Having failed to make the grade at Tottenham, Fredericks may find a second bite at the Premier League cherry too hard to resist.