Middlesbrough sign West Ham United striker,Ashley Fletcher for £6.5m

Ruben Hill
July 28, 2017

Middlesbrough have signed striker Ashley Fletcher from West Ham United for 6.5 million pounds on a four-year contract, the English Championship club said on Friday.

Fletcher, who spent just one season with the Hammers, making 20 appearances in all competitions and scoring once, is an England Under-20 global and joins Boro as they look to gain promotion from the Championship back into the Premier League.

The striker leaves the London Stadium having made just three starts and scoring only one goal during his year at the club.

Boro have handed the former England under-20 worldwide an escape and he looks set to compete with Britt Assombalonga, Martin Braithwaite, Rudy Gestede and Patrick Bamford for the striker spots.

The Hammers let Fletcher leave the club on a permanent basis just one year after signing him from Manchester United.

He appeared 16 times in the Premier League last season but his only goal for the Hammers came in the League Cup.

Fletcher is the second player to sign for Middlesbrough from West Ham in the last seven days, joining goalkeeper Darren Randolph at the Riverside.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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