Get French Football News can reveal that Steven Fletcher is closing in on a surprising move to Marseille. The player has reached a wage agreement with OM and has agreed to take a significant pay cut.
The length of the player’s contract has yet to be settled and OM will hope to deal with that matter when Fletcher arrives in Marseille. The Scottish international is currently in the process of jetting in to Marseille. At the moment, Marseille are negotiating with Sunderland for the possible termination of the player’s contract so that he can join Marseille for free.
Fletcher only has 6 months remaining on his Sunderland deal. Initially, OM had been looking to loan the player for the last 6 months of his contract, in a similar fashion to their negotiations for Odemwingie with Stoke earlier, but it appears as if Sunderland want to recoup some form of fee for the player, meaning that neither of these tactics look like they will work for the moment.
More in the coming hours.