The Sun reports that a £7 million fee between the clubs has been agreed for the youngster, and Fletcher will now fly home for talks with Garry Monk’s side.
Fletcher joined West Ham only last summer on a free transfer from Manchester United, but has since struggled to make an impact at the London Stadium, with opportunities for first team football lacking. The 21-year-old made only 2 starts last season, and with the Hammers having only last week completed the signing of Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen, Fletcher now finds himself further down the pecking order.
Only recently the striker committed his future to club by saying he wanted to stay and fight for his place, however following Middlesbrough’s huge £7 million offer and the opportunity for more regular football, it now appears Fletcher’s short career as a West Ham player is nearing it’s close.
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their thought’s on the young forward’s departure ….
£7m for Ashley Fletcher would be best bit of business done by anyone in the history of football. AWFUL player, not even good enough for Boro
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) July 26, 2017
— One Game at a Time (@onegameatatime4) July 27, 2017
Another crazy transfer that makes zero sense.
£7m for Ashley Fletcher who has had 1 decent season in league 1!
Football has gone mad.
— First Choice Tipping (@FirstTipping) July 27, 2017
Boro have signed Ashley Fletcher for £7M. That's £1.4M for every career goal he's scored
Ashley Fletcher always puts effort in, but he's simply not good enough. £7m is a lot for a guy that probably won't start for Boro.
We've sold Daren Randolph and Ashley Fletcher to Middlesbrough for a combined total of £12m lmao
— Joshua (@joshuahardy_) July 27, 2017
— Calum Fisher (@calumfisher) July 27, 2017
Ashley Fletcher for 7m hahahha
— Rhythm of Zat Knight (@93rdmin) July 27, 2017
I like the idea of Ashley Fletcher. Shame it never come into fruition. £7m is good business. #COYI
— Pep Harris ⚒ (@UglyKidPep) July 27, 2017
— Dan Bonham (@DanBonzo) July 27, 2017
getting 7/8 million for ashley fletcher looool, football has lost it's head!!
— el soulja (@elsoulja_) July 27, 2017