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Leeds United set to make loan move for young Premier League starlet



Leeds United are poised to make a January loan move for West Ham striker Ashley Fletcher, according to Clubcall.

Leeds were in pole position to land Fletcher in the summer on either a loan move or a permanent transfer from Manchester United, but West Ham hijacked the deal and brought the young striker to East London instead.

Fletcher enjoyed a profitable loan spell at Barnsley last season, helping them win promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

This included the opener in their play-off final victory over Millwall at Wembley.

The England under-20 international has made eight appearances for the Hammers this season in total, with six coming in the league and two coming in the Europa League.

West Ham fans have been impressed by the starlet and have called for him to start ahead of Jonathan Calleri or Simone Zaza.

With the return of Andre Ayew to the first team squad and with Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll potentially back before the new year, Fletcher will find first team opportunities increasingly hard to come by.

The 21-year-old is a tall, physical striker with plenty of pace and strength and he is bound to cause problems in the Championship if given regular game time.

Garry Monk is therefore considering bringing in Fletcher on loan to add striker options and help guide the club to a promotion challenge.

Leeds fans – what do you think? Would Fletcher be a good addition? Is he the type of striker you need?

Let us know what you think in the comments below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Leeds United set to make loan move for young Premier League starlet

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