What next for Ryan Fredericks at Tottenham, after Trippier deal?

Ryan Fredericks faces an uncertain future at Tottenham, with Kieran Trippier incoming.

Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign Kieran Trippier from Burnley, with a knock-on effect for a number of players at the club.

The Independent reported today the full-back was due for a medical ahead of completing a £3.5 million transfer.

His arrival will mean competition for first choice right-back and England international Kyle Walker, and according to a report in the Daily Mail, DeAndre Yedlin is to be allowed to go out on loan to gain experience.

The forgotten player in the mix is homegrown prospect Ryan Fredericks, who has played for Spurs in the Europa League previously, and looked impressive.

The 21-year-old has only one year remaining on his current contract, and at best he is likely to be third choice, and that's only if Yedlin is loaned out.

Trippier's arrival nudges Fredericks closer to a permanent exit from the club; having had a solid if unspectacular season out on loan last year.

He played 17 times for Middlesbrough in the Championship, and there are likely to be no shortage of takers in the division if he is made available on a similar basis once again.

Back in February, Fredericks told GazetteLive: "I’m a Tottenham Hotspur player and it’s up to them if they want to do something or not. I’ll speak to them at the end of the season and then I’ll have a clearer idea of what may happen next season."

It would appear he is far from the top of their priority list, and while he enjoys a deserved end of season break in Marbella, as per his Twitter account yesterday, his Tottenham career could be grinding to a halt.

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