Belfast Telegraph

Sheffield Wednesday sign former Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher

Sheffield Wednesday have signed striker Steven Fletcher on a free transfer following his recent departure from Premier League side Sunderland.

Scotland international Fletcher, 29, who finished last season on loan with French club Marseille, has agreed a four-year deal with Wednesday.

"Sheffield Wednesday have signed international striker Steven Fletcher," the Sky Bet Championship club announced on their official website.

"The Scotland star joins the Owls on a free and has put pen to paper on a four-year contract."

Fletcher started out in Scotland with Hibernian and was signed for £3million by Burnley in the summer of 2009.

He scored 12 goals in 38 appearances for Burnley before moving on to Wolves in a £6.5million deal the following summer and commanded a £12million fee when he signed for Sunderland in August 2012. The Scot scored 23 goals in a total of 108 appearances for the Black Cats.

Fletcher has 28 senior international caps and is one of only five players to have scored three hat-tricks for Scotland.

Sunderland released Fletcher, plus Danny Graham, Wes Brown and goalkeeper Steve Harper earlier this month.


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