LEEDS WANT MAN UNITED STRIKER WHO IS ON LOAN AT BARNSLEY

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LEEDS WANT MAN UNITED STRIKER WHO IS ON LOAN AT BARNSLEY

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Leeds United are reported to be keen on signing Manchester United striker Asley Fletcher who is currently on a loan spell at Barnsley.

The 20-year-old impressed on his spell for Barnsley piquing the interest of Leeds and several other clubs interested in signing the youngster.
Fletcher has been offered an extension to that contract but is yet to accept it after impressing in his first stint of senior football at Oakwell.


The player’s stint at Barnsley has brought him to the end of his current contract at Old Trafford and Leeds are looking at taking advantage to sign him. Barnsley picked the striker on loan in the January transfer window and he did a great job helping the club in lifting the League One play-off final and the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. He scored nine goals in 27 games for Barnsley, notable was the goal in the second leg of Barnsley’s play-off semi-final against Walsall and opener in the second minute of a 3-1 win over Millwall at Wembley.

Leeds United are also interested in signing Tykes centre-back Alfie Mawson. United are on the look-out for strikers, especially as they averaged just over a goal a game during the recent Championship season and after releasing the club’s second highest goal scorer with nine goals, Mirco Antenucci. The owner of the club who submitted an unsuccessful bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall in January will be looking at sealing the move for Fletcher.

Fletcher is regarded at Old Trafford and it has made Manchester United add a clause in his new contract that if the striker chooses to move to another club, the Premier League outfit will receive a fee in compensation. He joined Manchester United in 2014 but has not appeared in any competitive game for The Red Devils.

OFFER FOR CURTIS NELSON IS ‘DERISORY’

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Plymouth Argyle confirm that they received an offer for captain Curtis Nelson from Barnsley but not without describing the offer as “derisory.” Newly-promoted Championship side Barnsley made the move to land the player based on his impressive performance but the club has said the player is not for sale.

The 23-year-old centre back is out of contract at the end of the month, but has been offered a new deal to keep him at the club, according to reports.

Hodgson Still Unsure on Rooney

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Roy Hodgson claimed that he is undecided as to whether picking Wayne Rooney for the final group match against Slovakia. After a late winner against Wales in the previous game, England are now in a good position to qualify from the group and enter into the knockout stages.

Following a 1-1 draw with Russia in the opening game, there was a danger of England failing to get out of the group stages at a major tournament once again. There was a sea change in the attitude of the England attack towards the end of the game against Wales.

Barnsley frustrated by draw at Sheffield United

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Barnsley are left frustrated with a draw at Sheffield United when they know that a win would have boosted their hopes of making it to the play-offs. In a match where they had some chances to score, they will certainly feel downhearted with the way the game went on.

The match was an entertaining one with both sides having occasions to take the lead. Ashley Fletcher was tormenting the Sheffield United defence while Sharp and Adams was a threat to the Barnsley defence throughout the game.

Barnsley boosts their chance of play-off

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Barnsley has boosted their chance to make it to the play-offs by winning a difficult match at Port Vale. The match ended 1-0 thanks to a goal from ConorHourihane, but the game itself was far from being convincing by the away side.

Paul Heckingbottom, Barnsley’s temporary manager, was keen to acknowledge that the way his team played was far from being perfect. He believes that his players will need to lift their games if they want to make it to the play-offs.

Leeds United go into the new campaign with aspirations

Leeds United go into the new campaign with aspirations about being promoted to the Premier League but it will be easier said than done since the club has been in this situation more often than not in the last five years.

The current ownership of the club has also not provided the stability that is required to put together a title challenge. This could change in the coming campaign with former Wigan manager Uwe Rosler at the helm. The German says that he is prepared for a long campaign up ahead. Even now, many are starting to doubt the longevity of Rosler given the average results in the club’s recent friendly matches.

After having played three friendly matches so far, Leeds have yet to taste a success.Rosler will come under increasing pressure ahead of the next couple of matches – against Hoffenheim and Everton. Even though these are just pre-season friendly matches designed to build the fitness of the players, it would also be helpful in getting the manager more information about the players at his disposal. However, two draws and one defeat in the three games is certainly not confidence inspiring. The team open the campaign with a home game against newly relegated Burnley.