Experienced Midfielder Could Leave Man United For West Ham
According to The Telegraph, Man United's scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher is close to leaving Old Trafford and agreeing a deal with West Ham. The 30-year-old only has six months remaining on his contract and thus could cost no more than £1.5million.
Fletcher has been a United player for the whole of his professional career and has vast experience in English and European football. Although there is a question mark over his fitness, he may prove quite a coup for West Ham, who would sign him on a three-and-a-half year deal. Space on West Ham's wage bill has been made via the release of Ricardo Vaz Te as the Hammers look to get a deal done sooner rather than later.
Such experience as Fletcher's is invaluable in the Premier League and shouldn't be underestimated. Sam Allardyce will no doubt be delighted with this bit of business if a deal goes through as expected.
Fletcher would still be set to have a testimonial at Old Trafford after serving the club for over ten years.