Report: After giving up on Chris Wood, Wagner now wants West Ham's Ashley Fletcher in £5m deal

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner

West Ham United's Ashley Fletcher is believed to be a target for Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield Town manager David WagnerHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner

According to The Mirror, newly-promoted Huddersfield Town will make a £5million bid to sign West Ham United striker Ashley Fletcher having been priced out of a move for Leeds hitman Chris Wood.

The Terriers clinched promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history last month, and manager David Wagner will now be keen to strengthen his squad in an attempt to stay in the top flight.


As the favourite with bookmakers to suffer relegation, Huddersfield may well need to bring in some new faces, and another striker appears to be on Wagner's wish list this summer.

Elias Kachunga – who can also play out wide – finished last season as Huddersfield's top scorer with 12 goals, whilst Nahki Wells hit ten goals, and January addition Collin Quaner could only find the net twice.

West Ham United's Ashley Fletcher has a shot at goalWest Ham United's Ashley Fletcher has a shot at goal

Now, The Mirror report that Huddersfield have identified West Ham United's Ashley Fletcher as a top target, and are prepared to offer a £5million transfer fee in an attempt to sign him.

Fletcher, 21, joined West Ham from Manchester United last summer, and whilst he mustered just one goal in 20 games in all competitions, he was signed as one for the future.

Chris Wood of Leeds United reacts after a missed chanceChris Wood of Leeds United

Born in Keighley, a move to Huddersfield would offer Fletcher a return to West Yorkshire, with Wagner turning his attention to the West Ham youngster after allegedly giving up on a move for Leeds United's Chris Wood due to his asking price.

Wood, who hit 30 goals for Leeds last season, was believed to be a target for Huddersfield, but with the Whites looking for a £15million fee, he won't be making a controversial move across West Yorkshire – and that leaves Fletcher as Huddersfield's next strike target.

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