The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the exciting news that, according to The Chronicle, they could be signing Fulham’s play-off winning right-back, Ryan Fredericks on a free this summer. The defender who was controversially involved in the 1-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday has a contract that expires this summer, and he could be moving to St James Park for free if Fulham don’t act quickly.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 29, 2018
On Saturday, Ryan Frederick’s started in the biggest game of his career so far. In his third season with Fulham since leaving Bristol City back in 2015, the former Tottenham man won promotion back to the Premier League with the Whites, as Tom Cairney’s first-half strike was enough to send Fulham up and leave Aston Villa wondering what could have been for another year.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Fredericks though, the 25-year-old should have been sent off for a stamp on Villa’s Jack Grealish in the first half, although the referee failed to see the incident and it went unpunished. Eventually, Fulham were down to ten-men when Denis Odoi received a second yellow card, however, the Cottagers held on for victory in football’s most expensive game, with Fredericks now on the radars of a number of Premier League clubs.
You can read our local Geordies’ verdict on Fredericks here:
I think so too. Seen a lot of people saying he's no better than Yedlin, but he's certainly better than Manquillo and he's our only other right back. You'd struggle to find a better player on a free imo
— Lubo (@lewisnufc1999) May 29, 2018
Been saying this for months!
— Dayle (@DayleBarron) May 29, 2018
How about sessegnon
— ducky0 (@duckfraher) 29 May 2018
Speed merchant with pace to burn.
Plays on the edge as we saw in the play off final but personally, I like that.
Genuine competition for Yedlin.#NUFC
— Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChance) 29 May 2018
Very similar to Yedlin too. Bombs up and down the wing. Free transfer would be a no brainier.
— Lewis (@LJH2402) May 29, 2018
If he’s “free” he’s right up Ashley’s street!!!
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