Transfer news

Wolves seal signing of Steven Fletcher

June 3, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the signing of Burnley striker Steven Fletcher on a four-year contract.

Steven Fletcher
GettyImagesSteven Fletcher made a real impression at Turf Moor

Fletcher joined Burnley following their promotion to the Premier League in 2009 and scored eight goals in 35 appearances as they were promptly relegated last season.

The Scotland international joins for an undisclosed fee but Wolves have revealed that the deal matches the club record fee paid for striker Kevin Doyle last summer.

Wolves have the option to extend Fletcher's contract by a further year and chief executive Jez Moxey is certainly expecting the 23-year-old to be a success at Molineux.

"He showed last season with Burnley, a team which were eventually relegated, that not only can he score goals in the Premier League but also achieve a consistent level of performance in his all-round game," Moxey told the club's official website.

"We believe Steven's abilities and qualities will perfectly complement Kevin, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and the other strikers already at this club and create some fierce competition for places up front next season."