Three reasons Newcastle must hijack Everton’s bid to sign Ryan Fredericks
According to reports in The Irish Sun, Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks could join Everton a free transfer this summer.
The 25-year-old has been one of the Championship club’s most consistent performers at right-back this season and the Cottagers currently lie in third position in the table as they look to win promotion to the Premier League under Slavisa Jokanovic.
The Irish Sun reports achieving that means they could hold of highly-rated 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon, but Fredericks could be on his way out whatever happens given his contract is due to run out at the end of the season and with no sign yet that he is going to extend his stay.
The former England U19 international would likely provide competition for Seamus Coleman and Jonjoe Kenny at Goodison Park, as he looks to forge a top flight career for himself.
Meanwhile, their Premier League rivals Newcastle United can move a step closer to ensuring they stay up when they host Huddersfield Town at St James’ Park on March 31, with a win taking them to 35 points and a step closer to safety.
Manager Rafa Benitez will already be thinking about how he can strengthen his squad this summer if they remain in the top flight, and if he is looking to add more competition for places within his team then Fredericks should certainly be on his radar.
Here are three reasons the Magpies must hijack Everton’s bid to sign the right-back…