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Player power helped kill Fletcher move

Fletcher_2222093aIrons stars believe the club was right to pull the plug on Darren Fletcher’s proposed move to the club.

Several squad players discovered a deal worth £75,000-a-week was on the cards for the former Manchester United midfielder.

Mirror Sport reports it has learned some Hammers stars were shocked by the proposed package for the Scotland international who made just five starts for United since Louis van Gaal took over last summer.

Talks between Fletcher – who has recovered from ulcerative colitis – and West Ham broke down after the club decided against a permanent deal.

The player’s Upton Park salary would have made him the club’s second-highest earner behind £100,000-a-week Andy Carroll.

And they would have been in advance of vice-captain Mark Noble, who is on £40,000-a-week.

Some players felt the expenditure was unjustified when they have worked hard to keep the club in contention for a shock European place.

The newspaper also reports deadline day moves for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marseille hitman Andre Pierre Gignac dailed as they searched for alternatives to Emmanuel Adebayor.



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One comment on “Player power helped kill Fletcher move

  1. Bit of a strange one this.Cant say that ive ever said to myself what a great player or wishing he played for us.A couple of good games for Scotland,but that doesnt equate to 75000k a week.I personally dont think we were ever going to sign him,perhaps a smokescreen for the press?

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