West Ham striker could leave this summer after £5m bid

Fletch1Premier League new boys Huddersfield are preparing a £5m bid for Ashley Fletcher according to the Daily Mirror.

Manager David Wagner failed with a loan bid for the striker in January but he said to have retained his interest in the centre-forward.

Earlier this month the Mirror reported that Huddersfield wanted to agree on a season-long loan of the Hammers striker who made 20 appearances for the Hammers last season scoring one goal.

West Ham paid a £1m compensation fee to Manchester United for Fletcher despite being a free agent at the time of joining the Hammers last July. Flecther joined the Hammers on a four-year deal thought to be worth £20,000 per week to the 21-year-old.

The compensation was due to be set by a tribunal but West Ham and Manchester United agreed on the fee in April this year. If the deal comes off, West Ham will pocket a £4m profit in little under a year.


About Sean Whetstone

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5 comments on “West Ham striker could leave this summer after £5m bid

  1. Take it, with a % sell on clause.

    Don’t think he’s good enough tbh

  2. Would agree with the sell on clause Reggie, I think given playing time he will prove himself maybe just needs a season or two of experience before he finds himself, he has all the attributes to be a success with good coaching he has a chance.

  3. I was asking on here all season what people saw in him i couldnt see.All i see is a player that will bang goals in for fun in The Championship but not the Prem.
    I honestly just dont get him.Sorry lads just my opinion.

  4. Looks like David Gold’s comment on youngsters not getting a chance is coming to fluition.
    Rediculous if you ask me . But then again I’m just a fan . No worries .

  5. Its only a newspaper report to be fair Kev.Probably nothing in it in reality.
    Like i said im really not bothered if Fletcher goes,i just dont get the hype about him.

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