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Watford sign striker Fletcher

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Ashley Fletcher

Former Man Utd and West Ham forward to join on free transfer as club’s fourth summer recruit

Watford have announced the signing of Ashley Fletcher on a free transfer. 

The striker will join Watford on 1 July having left Middlesbrough at the end of last season. 

✍️ We are delighted to confirm the signing of former Man Utd, West Ham and Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher!

Welcome to Watford, @AshFletcher___ 🐝@_AFEX— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) June 11, 2021

Fletcher scored 28 goals in 108 appearances for Boro, whom he joined from West Ham United in 2017. 

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The 25-year-old played in 16 Premier League matches for the Hammers, 14 of which came as a substitute. 

He came through the ranks in Manchester United‘s Academy and has been capped by England at youth level. 

Fletcher is joined at Vicarage Road for 2021/22 by goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who has signed a new two-year deal having initially moved to the club on a short-term contract in January.

Watford will discover their first opponents back in the Premier League when the new season’s fixtures are released at 09:00 BST on Wednesday 16 June.

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