Report: West Ham reach striker agreement, fee settled
By Harry Sykes
West Ham have reached an agreement over the transfer fee for Ashley Fletcher, according to a report.
The Sun claim the price tag has been settled for how much the London club will pay Manchester United for the striker, 21.
It is said that West Ham will pay £2million including add-ons for Fletcher, with £1million agreed up front and a further £1million based on appearances.
The Sun report that United will also be due a 30 per cent sell-on fee should Fletcher be sold by the east Londoners at any point.
West Ham and United have been in talks to settle the fee for Fletcher, who quit Old Trafford when his contract had expired last June.
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Fletcher was strongly linked with a move to Leeds in the January window but talks did not get off the ground after Slaven Bilic did not bring a new striker to the London Stadium.
The Mirror transfer blog (Monday, 7.02pm) claimed Leeds were in pole position to land the West Ham fringe forward right up until 24 hours before the window shut.
Fletcher is on the fringes of Bilic’s squad, with only three of his 17 appearances this season coming from the start.
The forward has scored just a single goal to date, against former club United in the League Cup quarter-final.
In other West Ham transfer news, Karren Brady has showered Tottenham with praise for this deal.