Date: 12th June 2016 at 10:10am
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All being well he’ll be returning to the club again next season as the Star is reporting Paul Heckingbottom has made a move for Ashley Fletcher in the hopes of bringing him back to Oakwell following his successful loan spell with Barnsley last term when he helped us to JPT success and promotion back to the Championship via the League 1 play-offs.

His performances haven’t gone unnoticed with rival clubs eyeing him too.

Leeds have been linked with a move to sign Fletcher but rumour has it Barnsley have made ‘the first move’ for him in the hope of re-signing the Manchester United forward.

Fletcher, who had said he was open to a Barnsley return, has himself also said he wants to try and break into the first-team at Old Trafford next season though. But the reality is the 20-year-old will do well to manage this under Jose Mourinho so he might have to accept a move away from the Premier League club, at least in a loan capacity.

The Barnsley move for Fletcher is thought to be just that, a loan move once more, which could be a win-win for all concerned as he steps up to Championship level with a club he’s familiar with.

Fletcher would also know he’ll be central to the plans of Heckingbottom although the Leeds interest is believed to be strong with new boss Garry Monk looking at a potential permanent deal if possible.

If he does move on, with this most likely only on loan anyway, I’d think the more logical move is to return to the Reds isn’t it?

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