West Ham forward Ashley Fletcher has been an oft-mentioned and long-term target for Leeds United. However, after a tweet posted by Sun journalist and football writer Alan Nixon (below), Leeds fans may want to reassess any hope of him arriving.

Keighley-born Fletcher very nearly joined the Whites when his Manchester United contract was coming to an end, the striker not wishing to sign a new deal. However, when push came to shove, Fletcher chose the lure of Premier League football rather than helping spearhead a promotion charge.

Now, with the following tweet from Nixon, it seems that Leeds United fans may wish to finally resign themselves to the fact that a Fletcher deal is a no-go.


At £6 million thought of value, and in relation to recently promoted Huddersfield, that price would also be surely seen as far too much for Leeds United. As such, it would pour cold water on any surviving embers that Leeds fans may have that Fletcher could be incoming to Elland Road.

This season Fletcher has been used sparingly by West Ham across their Premier League campaign, featuring just 16 times and gaining just 353 minutes of game time. He’s had more success in the reserve competition of Premier League 2, featuring 10 times and scoring three goals.

But, with a thought-of price tag of £6 million, it does appear that Leeds United will be forced to look elsewhere should the Whites be looking for a different goal outlet than the dependable Chris Wood. But at £6 million for Fletcher, that’s surely a no-go for United.

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