Irons wait on Fletcher

Darren FletcherManchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is likely to take until after the weekend before settling his future with West Ham still hopeful the Scottish international midfielder will give them the thumbs up.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is also hopeful of making the player his first capture as he bids to lead the club away from the bottom half of the table.

The 30 year old – after a 20 years association with the Old Trafford outfit – is not going to rush his decision and will spend the weekend mulling things over.

The Hammers are ready to clinch a loan deal with a clause agreeing a permanent deal at the end of the season before a hopeful clear-out will allow them to free up wages.



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12 comments on “Irons wait on Fletcher

  1. Nothing to get excited about Hugh he is 30 not been fit for along time and I am sure his wages won’t be cheap,why are we not looking at Anderson instead can’t get. On there bench 5 years younger and all the things BFS likes attacking,adventurous and suffers from fatigue,possibly can’t change his style quick enough.

  2. Hopefully, Reid will give him some tips on taking his time over offers and the window will close.

  3. I hope we don’t sign flecther a past it midfeilder is the last thing we need with nolan still in the sqaud

  4. what the bloody hell are we doing? So much success this season in changing our transfer strategy and overlooking older players looking for a final pay day. Can’t believe this is happening again.

  5. No one wants Anderson,he is a total waste of space,United have been tryng to get rid of him for about 2yrs & no one will have him.I quite like Fletcher actually,he has got over his illness after an operation & he has good experience if called upon.Not getting in the United team doesnt make him a bad player.If we take him on loan then there is nothing lost,just send him back at the end of the season.We still need a few players coming in with experience,signings cant always be 20-24yr olds. 🙂

  6. Btw,since when has a player been past it at 30.What a crock of shi*t 🙂

    • so is he a better player than lets say 5 years ago,me thinks not

      • probably not but it doesnt make a player past it at 30,especially with the high level of fitness in the Premier League now.We have nothing to lose if it doesnt work out,he just goes back to United.

        • High level of fitness 20 starts in two years lol.. and any loan deal includes a must buy clause.. surly we can do better.sorry i just dont see this as a good signing.

          • I ment general higher fitness lvls,not on about one ‘kin player 😉

          • Aint seen anything about a must buy clause.Just an agreemenf to buy at the end of the season.But im sure that will just mean it is us who have the option in place.Not United saying we must buy him if we take him on loan.

  7. It’s certainly not a signing for the future and the guy has a history of serious illness. Might be ok for remaing season loan to cover for injuries but that’s it. Unless of course BFS sees him as a replacement for Song? BFS the man with no trophies and no ambition. Let’s hope he goes on a one way summer holiday.

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