Manchester United academy striker Ashley Fletcher, who was sent on loan at Barnsley previous season, has signed for West Ham United on a four-year contract. The striker’s contract with the Manchester giants ended as soon as the 2015/16 ended. After letting his contract expire the youngster chose West Ham as his future destination.

Playing on loan at Barnsley wasn’t that easy, but the 20-year old did net nine times and assisted four times in the 27 games that he played for the League One club. Fletcher scored in the League One play-off final against Millwall at Wembley and earned his team a promotion to the Championship.

According to West Ham’s official website, Fletcher quoted:

“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,” Fletcher told West Ham’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.”The Yorkshire-born, England under-20 striker had come through Bolton Wanderers’ academy before joining United.

The 20-year-old youngster also paired up with Manchester United academy star Marcus Rashford while playing for the England U20s against Canada.

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