The Daily Mail reports this afternoon that an agreement for Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher to leave in this transfer window remains a strong possibility.
Darren Fletcher is continuing talks with clubs on Wednesday. The 30-year-old has a favourable offer from West Ham while West Brom are keen to speak to him again. A preferred deal to Valencia looks unlikely at this stage.
United are willing to make a financial contribution to the Scotland international’s move.
Although the 30-year-old Scotland international was made vice captain of Manchester United at the start of the season, he has hardly had a look in in terms of first-team action. He was never the quickest player at the best of times but seems to have lost even more pace over the last couple of years as illness has seriously blighted his career.
That he has come back to play for Manchester United at all is a minor miracle. And he does look match fit once again. The Premier League is quicker than ever and Darren Fletcher will hope that he can rely on his football brain and passing ability to extend his career in the top flight for a couple more years.
West Ham still appears the most likely destination for a player who remains a dedicated athlete. He has played 66 times for Scotland and 342 times for Manchester United over the last dozen seasons or so.
While he is possibly no longer of the standard required to take Manchester United forward, we do believe that he has something to offer a team like West Ham, who could use all of the experience that they can get in the push for European places this season.
Let’s take a look at the lad in action. West Ham fans: keen?