Report explains why Leeds are set to miss out on Ashley Fletcher

Barnsley's Ashley Fletcher celebrates after the game

Leeds United-linked Ashley Fletcher will reportedly leave Manchester United for West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

Barnsley's Ashley Fletcher celebrates after the game

Leeds United will miss out on the signing of Ashley Fletcher in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that the 20-year-old striker will leave Manchester United for Premier League rivals West Ham United.

According to the report, Leeds were interested in securing the services of the England Under-20 international this summer.

Ashley Fletcher scores the first goal for Barnsley

However, it has been reported that the Championship outfit missed a crucial meeting to push through the deal.

“Sportsmail has been told that Leeds were unable to attend a crucial meeting to push through a move due to an issue stemming from recent issues with shareholders at the club,” states the report in The Daily Mail.

“While a deal was agreed over raising capital at the club at a meeting on June 30, it is understood that Leeds were only able to secure under 50 per cent of the full amount they had hoped for.”

Ashley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the second goal for Barnsley

The Daily Mail has also claimed that Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino is very disappointed by the outcome of the move for Fletcher.

Fletcher is rated highly and is considered as one of the more promising young strikers in England.

The youngster has yet to prove himself at the top level, but he is certainly talented and can go a long way.

The striker would have been a good signing for Leeds, but it seems that he is now on his way to West Ham.

It is unlikely that Fletcher would be able to feature in the Hammers’ first team regularly next season.

Ashley Fletcher celebrates after scoring the first goal for Barnsley

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