Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks is being chased by Stoke City and Swansea City according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old defender is highly rated by Fulham and has been valued at £3m, but there is a fear that they could end up losing him on a free transfer in the summer. His contract is set to expire at the end of the season and while there is no reason to believe that he would reject a new offer put to him by the Cottagers, it is always a risk to have a deal getting close to expiry as it is now.
But Fulham may be able to cash in if they want as two Premier League sides are interested in snapping him up during the January transfer window. Both Stoke and Swansea are fighting against relegation this season and are looking for reinforcements to make sure that they can stay in the Premier League for another season. And with Fredericks performing very well for Fulham and his contract situation being what it is, they think they could sign him for the cheap.
Fredericks came through the Tottenham Hotspur academy but after several loan spells away at clubs such as Millwall and Middlesbrough, he would leave Spurs and would sign for Bristol City. He would not stay in the West Country for long though, returning to London to sign for Fulham just a few weeks after signing for the Robins, claiming personal reasons was why he had to return to the capital.