Should Swansea kick themselves if West Ham land Ryan Fredericks?

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...

Ryan Fredericks' form for Championship hopefuls Fulham has attracted the interest of Premier League duo West Ham United and Swansea City.

Southampton's Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (L) vies with Fulham's English defender Ryan Fredericks during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

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.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United (C) looks on from the bench alongside Stuart Pearce assistant manager of West Ham United (L) and Billy McKinlay coach of West Ham United (R) prior...

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.

Ryan Fredericks of Fulham is pulled back by Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham at Molineux on...

The BBC reported in January that Swansea were keen on the jet-heeled 25-year-old, who has five Championship assists to his name this season.

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.

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