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03 Jun 2010 20:14:54

Fletcher completes Wolves move

Bolton, Birmingham, Wolves and even Blackburn Rovers have been linked with Steven Fletcher since the end of the season, and it seemed always a case of where he would go rather than if he would go. And today Fletcher has completed a move to Wolves.Fletcher had said that he was happy to stay at Burnley, despite the relegation, but given the attention from the Premier League there never seemed to be any doubt that he would move on at some stage during the summer.Bolton were the first club to show an interest, but Burnley's valuation of Fletcher soon put an end to any interest they had, placing him out of their reach. Similarly, Blackburn who apparently showed an interest in the last week would also have had the same problem in finding the transfer fee.That left Birmingham and Wolves. Brum boss Alex McLeish knows all about him from his time as Scotland boss although their interest did seem to cool somewhat and that always left Wolves, the Premier League's lowest scorers last season, as favourites.He held talks with Wolves last week, and with Chris Iwelumo at Turf Moor it was thought he might be involved in the deal, but that was not the case and Iwelumo completed his move to Turf Moor at the beginning of this week.Fletcher has now made his move to Wolves after just one year at Burnley following his signing from Hibs at the end of June last year when he put pen to paper on a four year deal.He's had an excellent first season in the Premier League with the Clarets, scoring eight goals, and given the opportunity to play at the top level again it is no surprise he has taken it.


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