Wednesday, July 13

Ashley Fletcher looks a promising signing

West Ham have signed 20-year-old Ashley Fletcher from Manchester United. The youngster was on loan at Barnsley last season, scoring an impressive nine goals in 27 appearances for the League One side. One fact that will immediately endear him to Hammers' fans is that Fletcher scored Barnsley's first goal against Milwall in the Play-off Final at Wembley with a great turn and finish. Born in Keighley, Ashley was out of contract at United and has played for the England Under-20 side, so seems quite a prospect. He's also got 12 GCSEs which means he might be rivalling Trevor Brooking in the 'Professor' nickname stakes.

Meanwhile it's reported that the Irons have made a £26 million bid for AC Milan's Colombian striker Carlos Bacca. Wonder if we could adapt Dr Feelgood's hit Bacca in the Night… That's a lot of money for a player who is 30 in September, but should he arrive then presumably Sakho and Valencia might be on their bikes with Bacca, Carroll and Fletcher as our main strikers. 

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