West Brom sign Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher

West Bromwich Albion have signed long-serving Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher on deadline day for a free transfer, reports BBC Sport.

The Scotland international, 31, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Baggies with a 12 month option. He appeared to be on his way to West Ham United last night, but the deal broke down following failed negotiations.

Fletcher couldn’t be promised regular game time with Manchester United this season, and was subsequently allowed to leave to get first-team football elsewhere. He’d been at the club for around 20 years, but made only five appearances under the new manager.

New West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has been proactive in the transfer market, with the Midlands outfit looking to stave off relegation this season by ensuring they have experience all through the side.

Darren Fletcher has been a terrific servant for Manchester United for years, and has won titles during his time at Old Trafford. He’s therefore just the character West Brom could benefit from.

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