Valencia have decided against making a move for Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher despite the Scotsman’s interest in a move to Spain, as per Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague.
Reports from Spain this week linked Fletcher with Valencia and said that initial contact between the club’s sporting director and Fletcher had already been made. However, it seems that interest has now been cooled off, ruling out a move to Spain for Fletcher.
With the 30-year-old out of favour at Old Trafford and out of contract in the summer, a move to pastures new in January looks like a strong possibility. He has spent his whole career at Man United but like Phil Neville and John O’Shea before him, there comes a time when moving on is the right career move.
Fletcher has been linked to a host of clubs in January including West Ham, Valencia, and Celtic, as well as West Brom who have renewed their interest. Any potential move to Valencia was the strangest given their current plans to build a team who can compete for the Champions League spots under new chairman Peter Lim but now it looks like that interest has ended.
However, it doesn’t put an end to the possibility of a move for Fletcher in January. With more than one club still credited with an interest in him, a player of Fletcher’s experience won’t be short of suitors. It is more a case of finding the best possible move for him rather than jumping on the first one.