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Youth prospect Ashley Fletcher set to join West Ham

According to reports from the Daily Mail, Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher is set to join West Ham United after turning down a new contract at Old Trafford.

The mail report that Fletcher has already held talks with the Hammers on Thursday, ahead of agreeing a 4 year contract.

United will still demand compensation of around £500,000 for the Yorkshire-born forward, but will be disappointed to lose a player highly rated by U21’s coach Warren Joyce.

He shot to prominence last season during a 5 month loan spell at Barnsley where his 6 goals, including one at Wembley in the 3-1 League One play-off final against Millwall, helped secure promotion to the Championship.

United had made a proposal for him to stay at the club, but Fletcher is keen to make a breakthrough and believes opportunities will be limited for him at Old Trafford.

Fletcher is tall, quick and has improved his finishing after taking private sessions with superior striker coach Allan Russell, who has worked with the likes of Saido Berahino, Andre Gray, and Martyn Waghorn.

Leeds, Wolves, Bristol City, and Barnsley have all expressed a desire to sign him and West Ham may still yet agree to loan out him out to ensure his development continues.

Youth player Ashley Fletcher hopes Barnsley form will catch Jose’s attention

Manchester United Under-21 striker, Ashley Fletcher, is hoping that his recent visit to Wembley Stadium as a player will catch the eye of new United boss, Jose Mourinho.

Fletcher is currently on loan at Barnsley and recently scored in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy helping his team to a final victory. He then returned to Wembley to watch United V Palace in the FA Cup final.

Fletcher will be making another appearance at Wembley this afternoon, as a player, in the League One play-ff final, hoping he can help Barnsley to promotion. Maybe that will catch Mourinho’s attention.

“My aim will be to go back to Manchester United and see what happens there. I’ve got to play my game. If they like me and give me an opportunity, then I hope I can take it. That’s my aim, to go back there and show them what I’m about.”

Ashley Fletcher was the lead striker in United’s Under-21 team at the beginning of the season and has since been overtaken by Marcus Rashford. With Mourinho unlikely to load the squad full of youngsters next season, Fletcher had this to say:

“Going on loan again is another option. But my full focus will be to go back there and try to get into that first team.”