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Fletcher deal “The sums didn’t add up”

Fletcher_2222093aWest Ham have denied they attempted to change the failed deal which would have seen the Manchester United midfielder arrive at Upton Park.

Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal had claimed that was the case but insiders at the irons have claimned it was the other way around.

It has emerged that there were no medical problems with the player but that the more the two sides talked the less likely a deal became.

ClaretandHugh was told: “Suddenly various add ons started to appear in agent’s fees and such like and personal terms never really got settled.

“In the end it became clear the sums weren’t adding up and it became obvious it was best to call time on the deal.”

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However, there’s an air of relief around the club as the negotiations were being conducted against a backdrop if the player’s health problems.

Another source explained: “That was in the minds of a lot of people particularly as Fletcher’s side wanted a straight three and half years – it was always a worry.”

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9 comments on “Fletcher deal “The sums didn’t add up”

  1. Stand by to be shocked Hugh.
    Top marks to Sullivan for doing what is right for the long term future of the club not just what’s left of SAMs Tenure.

  2. ….er right, these deals tend to go into a bit of a stand-off and suddenly everything gets resolved and it miraculously goes through!

    Personally, I feel West Ham have dodged a bullet – a three and a half year deal for a thirty year old with a dodgy fitness record at ‘around’ sixty grand a week sounds barmy to me!

    We urgently need more legs in midfield – I wonder what plan B is?

    Roll on the 38 points and safety!

  3. Fantastic news well done West Ham – now your next duty is to give a free transfer to BFS. We were awful yet again today. Teams like Liverpool and Spurs have progressed dramatically from the start of the season because they have managers who know what they are doing. We have a very poor manager who is solely responsible for our slide down the table. David’s please do not let him destroy a very real chance of getting top 6. He plays Joey O’Brien today with Nolan and Carroll what is he on !! I would have thrown the youngster on when Collins got injured – he would have been far better than O’Brien. I actually rate Demel but again he is being unfairly treated by BFS.

  4. How many times are we going to play this little trick of trying to turn a contract from a permanent signing to a loan deal? I think sakho was the previous occasion until Metz threatened legal action and sullivan went back in for sakho and pulled the original deal out the fire. Would he go back in for fletcher? Probably not and Manchester United and probably fletcher himself have got a bit more class than to be haggling over the small print

  5. Signing of fletcher would be a sign that Sams stay will be extended as would the sale of Valencia. No way would gold give up on last summers “marquee signing” that easy.
    The collapse of the fletcher deal is good news.

  6. So, for a change we didn’t get mugged off I the transfer market! But still BS and the owners are getting it tight!

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