West Ham United fans cannot believe that they have managed to get £7 million for Ashley Fletcher from Middlesbrough.
Fletcher signed for West Ham from Manchester United last summer, and had a difficult first season at the London Stadium.
Fletcher was given a run in Slaven Bilic’s first-team at the start of last term, but he never really found his scoring touch.
Although the youngster did show flashes of quality, he failed to become a prolific scorer.
Lol we got Fletcher on a free and sold him for £7 mil after he did nothing, unreal business @davidgold— Kai (@Whu_Grim) July 27, 2017
Hahahahahahahaha £7 million million for Fletcher is a steal, I like him but he hasn't proved himself so good luck at Boro kid— WHU Daily (@DailyWhu) July 27, 2017
7m for fletcher.. and a sell on clause... madness.— West Ham Community (@WHU_Forever) July 27, 2017
Imagine being annoyed about Fletcher leaving. £7m. He only scored once for us and that's almost half of Chicharito's fee.— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) July 27, 2017
£7m for Ashley Fletcher would be best bit of business done by anyone in the history of football. AWFUL player, not even good enough for Boro— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) July 26, 2017
We paid around £1m for Fletcher to Man Utd a few months ago. How on earth have we managed to get £7m for him?— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) July 27, 2017
£7m for Ashley Fletcher is fantastic business by us. Never showed any signs of being good enough for the Prem. DG and DS having a top window— COYI (@longliveboleyn) July 27, 2017
Javier Hernandez’s arrival at West Ham seemed to be the point when Bilic decided to allow Fletcher to depart.
Hernandez is expected to become West Ham’s main attacker next term, and Fletcher’s first-team chances looked limited.
At Boro, the 21-year-old will be in competition with the likes of Britt Assombalonga and Patrick Bamford for a first-team place.