By Wayne Veysey

19th Dec, 2016 | 1:25pm

Leeds fans react after Monk reportedly opens talks to sign £2m attacker in January

By Alex Stevens

Leeds fans have reacted with delight on Twitter after Garry Monk reportedly opened talks with West Ham over a deal to sign Ashley Fletcher.

The Yorkshire giants were strongly linked with a swoop for the former Manchester United striker during the summer window but lost out to the Hammers in the race.

The Sun claimed on Monday that Leeds have reignited their pursuit of the 21-year-old as they aim to land a forward in January to provide cover and competition for leading scorer Chris Wood.

It is reported that a fee has not yet been agreed between the two clubs but West Ham could ask for around £2m for the player.

Leeds fans are salivating at the prospect of the mobile, young striker linking up with an in-form team that has climbed to fifth in the Championship.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Fletcher is a product of the United youth system but did not play for the senior team and opted to run down his contract and quit Old Trafford in the summer.

He was the subject of strong interest from top flight and lower league clubs after catching the eye of scouts with his on-loan displays for Barnsley in their charge from League One to the Championship.

Fletcher scored nine goals in 26 matches for the Tykes and has followed that up with 13 senior appearances for West Ham, netting on one occasion to date.

In other Leeds transfer news,  these are the first two signings that incoming new owner Andrea Radrizzani will make in the January transfer window.