Fletcher deal hitting snags

FletcherWest Ham are refusing to rush into the Darren Fletcher deal as more and more behind-the-scenes doubts emerge.

Major ‘players’ inside the club are cooling on signing the 30 year old who is believed to want a three and a half year deal on £60k a week.

As previously reported on ClaretandHugh, should the club decide to move in Fletcher will face a seriously stern medical along with general health checks but tonight things aren’t looking great for a deal.

The full impact of such a deal is focusing minds although manager Sam Allardyce is still hopeful he will get a successful outcome.

ClaretandHugh was told exclusively by a top source: “We are not rushing into this at all as we have severe doubts about giving this player a 3.5 year contract on big wages. We want younger, hungrier players on lower wages.



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7 comments on “Fletcher deal hitting snags

  1. Good maybe the 2 Daves have come to there senses,if BFS wants him let resign and take him to another club,this is our club not SAMs charity home we already have one charity case he wants us to tolerate,yes Kevin I am a keyboard fan ( my words ) don’t worry about old history a nd what we said about AC Months ago and correctly and look what we are say about you because I can garentee AC won’t be telling us in 3 months that you have come good,talk some sense into your old man we do not want any more of other peoples left overs, let Pulis have him and with a bit if luck he will play against us in the cup and make our life more easy.

  2. Seems like a lot of money – but isn’t Nolan on something like that, that puts it into perspective – Footballers are paid ridiculous amounts of money!

    • ….. and younger, quicker legs in midfield is a priority, you can’t keep playing Nolan in midfield, he’s a liability!

  3. Imo there is nothing wrong with being cautious over the fletcher deal ensuring everything is in order before the deal is completed.
    A thorough medical and an initial loan period does not seem unreasonable for a player who has a recent history of long term illness and hasn’t proven he has fully recovered from said ailment.
    If Fletcher has a problem with these sensible precautions then that has to be a concern that rather sets the alarm bells ringing.
    The deal is looking lees sound by the minute!

  4. Reading more articles makes this worse every min,is there any truth we are thinking of selling Jarvis to free up money for Fletcher?
    I know BFS does not want to play Jarvis at the cost of Nolan,
    But now who is going to go for Fletcher,Noble,Song,Kouyte or Downing?
    This is looking grimmer every min,
    please pinch me wake me up this is becoming a nightmare with BFS as the grim reaper.

  5. I couldn’t have put it better myself,
    “…we have severe doubts about giving this player a 3.5 year contract on big wages. We want younger, hungrier players on lower wages”.

  6. Good. Too old, too injury prone and too expensive.

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