Bournemouth transfer news: Scott Parker reunited with former West Ham man Ryan Fredericks

Ryan Fredericks during a West Ham match

Bournemouth have signed defender Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer following his release by West Ham this summer.

Fredericks, whose contract at the London Stadium was not renewed at the end of last season, has agreed a two-year deal and is Bournemouth’s first summer signing following their promotion to the Premier League.

Bournemouth said in a statement on their official website: “AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of defender Ryan Fredericks on a two-year contract.

“The experienced full-back will arrive at Vitality Stadium on a free transfer upon the expiry of his contract with West Ham United.”

The 29-year-old is reunited with Cherries boss Scott Parker after the pair played alongside each other for two seasons at Fulham.

Fredericks, who started out in Tottenham’s academy, joined West Ham from Fulham in 2018 and made 77 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers, but made just three Premier League starts last season.

Cherries celebrate Fredericks coup

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake added: “To be able to sign a player of Ryan’s ability and experience on a free transfer is a coup for the football club.

“I know Scott speaks very highly of his professionalism and character and he’s a talented player that will bolster the squad.

“Ryan has experience of the biggest games, playing regularly in West Ham’s Europa League run last season and has crucial Premier League experience which will be important to our squad for the upcoming campaign.”

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