West Brom swoop for Man United midfielder

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has successfully completed a free transfer to West Bromwich Albion after signing a two-and-a-half year deal, Sky Sports reports.

The 31-year-old was on the verge of a move to West Ham United, but negotiations broke down, leaving Tony Pulis to jump up at the chance of signing the experienced player, who could even extend his current deal for another year based on his performances.

Fletcher was said to be allowed to leave by Louis van Gaal after talks revealed that he would have a very limited role at Old Trafford this season despite being used regularly during pre-season.

The Scottish star had been at United for around 20 years, making his way up from the club’s academy before being given his senior debut in 2003.

He made over 300 appearances for the side and was also named vice-captain of the Red Devils at the start of the current campaign, before eventually losing that title to Michael Carrick midway through the season.