Ryan Fredericks is not quite the done deal some media reports are suggesting today. The 25-year-old free agent remains in Las Vegas celebrating Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League.
Just Twenty-four hours ago Sports agency Unique Sports Management run by CEO Will Salthouse announced that Fredericks had signed for their stable.
USM and Salthouse are also the agents for Hammers Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang, Chiek Kouyate and Aaron Cresswell.
Fredericks and his new agent are expected to meet with West Ham on Monday morning where they hope to conclude a deal which should result in a 5-year contract. However Fulham, Southampton, Crystal Palace and two as yet unnamed clubs have not given up their pursuit and it would be over until Fredericks puts pen to paper and signs his contract.
Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney also in Vegas and is also a client of Unique Sports Management but Fulham have made it clear to West Ham he is not for sale at any price.