Newly promoted teams are always up against it when it comes to building a Premier League quality squad. Bournemouth’s last stint in the top-flight lasted much longer than people expected. This time around, they have bounced back quickly and Scott Parker is intent on getting some deals done. The current target is West Ham United full-back, Ryan Fredericks, as per Lyall Thomas.
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Ryan Fredericks May Soon Be Departing West Ham
Where Does Ryan Fredericks Fit In at the Vitality Stadium?
Ryan Fredericks has never been a mainstay in the West Ham starting lineup. He made the move to the London Stadium from Fulham two years earlier than Vladimir Coufal, yet has just one more appearance to his name. Talking of the Cottagers though, here are where the links between Fredericks and Scott Parker were born.
Parker was playing at Fulham at the same time as Ryan Fredericks and then moved into the managerial role just as the latter made that move across London. Fredericks is well travelled around the capital having played for Tottenham, Brentford and Millwall as well as the aforementioned duo.
Replacing Gary Cahill is said to be a priority at Bournemouth and it seems that there will be a few defensive signings made to bolster the squad. Fredericks will go on and be challenging the experienced Adam Smith as well as former Luton and Exeter City man Jack Stacey. The pair are perfectly competent but there is still definite scope for improvement.
Could He End Up Anywhere Else?
Bournemouth are on the verge of completing the signing of Ryan Fredericks but there have been other clubs mentioned. His former side Fulham, who are of course back in the Premier League themselves, were one such name.
Neco Williams was exceptional last term, so much so that it seems unlikely that Marco Silva will be able to prise him away from Anfield. Enter Ryan Fredericks, who knows the club would and could do a job on that right-hand side.
Given the emergence of Ben Johnson, Fredericks is now surplus to requirements for David Moyes. A move to the Vitality makes sense for all parties and so to seal it on a free transfer would be a good move and a sign of things to come for the Cherries.