Danny Mills has suggested a move away from West Ham would be the best thing for Ryan Fredericks’ career.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former England defender insisted he is “sure David Moyes and his staff are having conversations with him” about his future.
ExWHUemployee claimed on the December 9 edition of the West Ham Way podcast Moyes will not fight to keep hold of the 28-year-old in January who he claims is on £75,000-a-week wages.
The right-back has fallen behind summer signing Vladimir Coufal and youngster Ben Johnson in the pecking order at the London Stadium this season.
Fredericks started the Hammers’ first three Premier League games this season but only made his fourth appearance of the season against Chelsea last night when he replaced Jarrod Bowen in the 89th minute.
Asked by Football Insider whether it was time for Fredericks to leave West Ham, Mills said: “I’m sure David Moyes and his staff are having conversations with him.
“Obviously he did very, very well at Fulham and it hasn’t really worked out for him since he went to West Ham.
“I remember when Sam Byram went there from Leeds and it was a little bit too early and it didn’t quite work out for him.
“Sometimes players move when they’re young and it doesn’t work out. That’s hard psychologically – it’s a real dent in your confidence.
“Sometimes you have to take a step back to then come forwards again.”
Fredericks moved to the Irons from London rivals Fulham on a free transfer in June 2018 and has played 49 times for the club.