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LVG: “West Ham changed Fletcher deal”

fletThe news that Darren Fletcher’s move to West Ham has broken down didn’t come as a huge surprise this evening.

For this morning as rumours started to spread that the player had failed a medical, a source refused to make any sort of comment to ClaretandHugh on the situation declaring: “I just can’t comment on that!”

That is usually a pretty good indication that all is not as it should be so this evening’s news was no shock

Sam Allardyce – at the end of a seriously depressing post-Liverpool press conference – admitted; “It looks like that one has gone away. It’s broken down on negotiations.”

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal revealed that he believed West Ham may have tried to change the terms of the deal.

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He said: “I thought Darren was going to sign a contract but at the end they looked for a loan and that was not the agreement. I’m only listening to what is said by West Ham United.

Later he added: “I don’t know what is happening. It was different on Friday but now it’s changed.”

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8 comments on “LVG: “West Ham changed Fletcher deal”

  1. Well that’s some good news today at least.

  2. It’s all over Twitter and KUMB etc that he failed the medical – but I also read that the negotiations have broken down at West Ham’s end – it’s a mystery’

    What you would expect is that West Ham are baulking at the reported £75k a week for a player with a dubious fitness record (to say the least!) – the medical might have thrown up some questions and West Ham are trying to use it as a bargaining tool!

    I’m also reading that he may be off to West Brom – basically who knows??

  3. It was never 75k – just shy of 60k

    • Whatever – far too much for a 30 year old with a dubious fitness record who was a back up player at ManU – there must be better, younger players around for a fraction of that money!

  4. Not sure what lvg is on about to be honest,
    I was under the impression that the transfer always involved a loan deal till the end of the season to prove his fitness, then a more permanent one.

    Providing of course he could pass the medical!

    At the end of the day if the Fletcher deal is off then so be it. No harm done.
    We had a chance to sign potentionaly a top class midfielder, providing he could prove his form and fitness and on a deal that suited West Ham.

    It now appears that after very careful negotiations some if not all the terms of the proposed transfer have not been met and the deal is now off.

    It is for the future to decide whether this is the deal that got away or we have in fact dodged a bullit on this one! Only time will tell.

  5. Good news.Have Senegal got 6 young players for the same money Fletcher was asking?

  6. Good now we need cover at the back not midfield,
    And a new manager now not next year,
    Give the youngsters Poyet and Oxford ago against Man Utd and we might be surprised, no more O,Brien no more Nolan,
    What have we got to loose the team we put out today wll not cope even at home,

  7. agree with bubs poyet is young and hungry and wont cost us a ****en penny prob is sam wont give the young once a chance

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