Four clubs chase Irons striker

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Ashley Fletcher of West Ham United in action during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Astra Giurgiu at The Olympic Stadium on August 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

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Ashley Fletcher is being chased by four Championship clubs who want to loan him for the upcoming season.

The Sun claims Middlesbrough, Leeds, Reading and Wolves are keen to give the former Manchester United youngster first team football this season.

However, reporter Andrew Dillon – a Hammers supporter who has decent links to the club  – implies via insider quotes that it’s unlikely to happen.

He quotes his source as saying: ” Ashley is well thought of at West Ham. He’s going out to get some games under his belt.”

Were the club to consider putting the youngster out Reading can be ruled out of the running as the club remain unhappy at Reece Oxford’s ill fated move there last season.

Leeds have been interested for some time and would be hopeful the Hammers could have a change of heart.


Fletcher has featured in the Hammers two pre-season games this summer and scored and provided an assist against Fulham in the 2-1 victory last week.



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2 comments on “Four clubs chase Irons striker

  1. Lets see how the preseason goes if he can take another jump forward in his improvement he has the quality to at least be on the bench for us, besides we do not yet have a replacement target man so if we did not fill that position it is definitely a gap he could fill for us.

  2. Agree 32, but if HW goes on loan to one of those clubs I would prefer Boro with Monk think would be good for him .Manager w experience In championship and Premier league and play attacking football.

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