In news recently announced by West Ham on their website, Fulham star Ryan Fredericks has joined Premier League side West Ham on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old Potters Bar-born right-back  signed up on a four-year contract and was described by the Hammers as a “dynamic right-back”, becoming Manuel Pellegrini’s first signing since taking over at the club.

Fredericks, who featured in 44 of Fulham’s 46 games in the league, arrives at the Boleyn Ground after his exploits and nine assists helped to forge him a place in the PFA Championship team of the season.

Speaking of his signing, Fredericks could not hide the excitement that he felt at the switch. Speaking on the move, the impressive defender said: “It’s amazing for this deal to finally happen. I know we’ve been speaking about it for a while and trying to get things in place and finally, we’ve got it over the line. I’m just buzzing to be here. West Ham United is one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. Everyone knows the history of West Ham and there’s a lot of factors that brought me to the club.

Fredericks officially joins the Hammers on July 1, when new contracts kick in, and can’t wait to get involved at his new club. On this he said: “It just felt like, for the next step of my career, I would be best suited coming here.”

The former Tottenham Hotspur youth product, spent time out on loan at Brentford, Millwall and Middlesbrough before joining Bristol City in early August 2015. Less than a month after joining the Robins, Fredericks took flight and landed at Fulham where he has gone from strength to strength.

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