Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is on his way to France to complete a move to Marseille, claims Daily Mail. The Scottish striker was out of favour under Sam Allardyce and he has opted to search for greener pasture where he could kick-start his career. The 28-year-old is out of contract in next few months and West Ham will try to get maximum possible money for the striker.
Steven Fletcher who joined Sunderland for a 12 million pound move from Wolves, but has degraded in the pecking order since Sam Allardyce took over, and has featured only six times, meanwhile. The striker was also wanted by West Ham but Sunderland has opted to ship him away from England.
Marseille manager Michel has been searching for a strike partner for the in-form striker Michy Batshuayi. The Scottish player started his career with Hibernian before joining Burnley in 2009. The following year, he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers where his career reached a turning part. He made 68 appearances for the club and scored 24 times.
He moved to Stadium of Light in 2012 and was enduring an ordinary life, until Sam Allardyce took over. Allardyce has woven a new team with five new signings including Steve Harper and Dame N’Doye. Steven Fletcher’s move to France will further ease the pressure on the wage bill, which is an inevitable element in restricting Sunderland for a big money signing. Sunderland also parted company with Danny Graham, Sebastian Coates, and Pantilimon already this winter.
Meanwhile, the French club will literally try to steal the striker’s service as his contract will end this summer. If a move fails to materialise, the player will be left a lone figure in Stadium of Light, but the period of uncertainty will be short as he could join any club he wants, at the end of this season.
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