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2nd Jun, 2018 | 4:43pm

Deal close: West Ham to wrap up speed machine deal by Tuesday - Insider

West Ham are set to complete a deal for defender Ryan Fredericks by Tuesday, according to a club insider.

Twitter account ExWHUemployee, an Irons page that provides reliable information, has claimed that the 25-year-old is likely to be confirmed at the London Stadium by early next week.

The speed machine looks set to depart Championship play-off winners Fulham at the end of his contract expiry this summer and could link up with Manuel Pellergrini’s side.

Football Insider verdict:

Fredericks’ move to West Ham appears to be edging ever close and he could be confirmed as as an Irons player by Tuesday. The Daily Mail have reported that the right-back is set to join the Hammers and that appears to have been backed up by the club’s insider. He could turn out to be a brilliant signing for Pellegrini and exactly the type of signing that will bolster the squad. Fredericks is an attack-minded defender that can challenge Pablo Zabaleta for a spot in the starting XI and looks good enough to make the step up to the top flight. He was crucial in Fulham’s promotion bid this campaign and supplied nine assists in 48 appearances across all competitions. He has been compared to England and Manchester City defender Kyle Walker in his style, which is certainly an exciting proposition for Hammers supporters and a free transfer seems like a no-brainer for them.

In other West Ham transfer news, Rangers are plotting a bid to sign an enforcer exiting the London Stadium this summer.

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