Fulham cannot afford to miss out on promotion again this season. Because it seems only a matter of time before the vultures from the Premier League start picking at Slavisa Jokanovic’s squad.
So many of Fulham’s key men have been linked with top flight clubs of late, Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon becoming gossip column veterans, and it seems that Ryan Fredericks’ days at Craven Cottage are already coming to an end.
The former Spurs full-back is out of contract in the summer. And, according to Football London, he is a priority for West Ham United manager David Moyes in the summer transfer window.
Right-back has been something of a problem position for the Hammers over the last couple of years with veterans like Alvaro Arbeloa and Pablo Zabaleta well past their best. Sam Byram, meanwhile, has not looked Premier League standard since his January 2016 move from Leeds United.
But if West Ham are keen to sign Fredericks on a free, surely Swansea City should not let such an opportunity pass them by.
And you could argue that the Swans are in even greater need of a right-back. After all, Kyle Naughton has been below par for far too long but consecutive Swansea managers have not been able to drop him from the starting XI due to the lack of alternatives in reserve.
Fredericks, then, should walk into Swansea’s first-team.