West Ham sign Ashley Fletcher from Man Utd

West Ham United have announced the signing of Ashley Fletcher from Manchester United on a four-year deal.

The 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Barnsley, scored nine goals including one in the League One playoff final victory over Millwall.

The England Under-20 international, who come through Bolton Wanderers’ academy before joining the Red Devils, was out of contract at Old Trafford, the East London club have confirmed.

“I am very excited to be here. West Ham are a massive club and I am just happy that I can come and further my development here at West Ham,” he told the club’s official website.

“I think it is a club with a lot of ambition. They have a lot of good players and it was a special final season. They managed to finish the campaign very well.

“West Ham are a club built on traditions of giving youngsters a run and hopefully I can get my chance as well.”

Fletcher becomes the Hammers’ fourth signing of the summer following the arrival of Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore.

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