By Danny Wright
West Ham are reportedly on the verge of losing forward Ashley Fletcher to Middlesbrough – and the Hammers fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news.
Although Slaven Bilic had only snapped up the 21-year-old from Manchester United on a four-year deal last summer, Football.London has reported that the Croatian manager has allowed him to leave his squad’s training camp in Germany on Thursday ahead of talks with Boro.
Sky Sports have since reported on their live transfer blog on Thursday [09:36am] that Fletcher is now set to undergo a medical on Teesside ahead of a £7million transfer.
Middlesbrough have already spent big this summer by signing up Britt Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite, however they appear to have shown no signs of letting up in their recruitment drive with Fletcher now also on his way to the Riverside.
Boro are now expected to be title contenders in the Championship next season and SkyBet currently have them priced 13/2 joint-favourites with Aston Villa to top the table by next May.
The former Man United talent only started two Premier League fixtures for West Ham last season – leaving many of their supporters questionning the £7million that Boro are said to be spending, with one saying it’s a “good fee” for them to get.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Mark Burch (@mpburch) July 27, 2017
— West Ham Cumbria (@cumbrianwestham) July 27, 2017
£7mill for Fletcher is daylight robbery in today's market. I dont see why we are selling tbf. Sakho and Carroll wont last 3 months #whufc
— P (@paulholland1987) July 27, 2017
— Loldeantimber (@loldeantimber) July 27, 2017
Totally agree mate its the same people who liked calleri
— Daniel Coady coyi (@Coady86) July 27, 2017
But when Carroll & Hernandez get injured, 7m won't be much use to us
— matthew woodall (@woodall_matthew) July 27, 2017
good fee for our 2m investment specially as altho looks decent don't think he is a consistent goalscorer hopefully we put a sell on clause
— Mike Hare (@mhare641) July 27, 2017