English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion have agreed to offer Darren Fletcher a new deal, according to reports. Talks between both parties are expected to begin in a few weeks. Tony Pulis has had a decent start to the new campaign.

The management values the contribution of Fletcher, so would offer him an extension. The Albion wants to tie all the important players to the club on a long term basis.

Fletcher’s contract with West Brom demands that his deal be extended when he plays in a certain amount of Premier League games. The club is ready to offer the Scotland international a better package as the 32-year old has made an impact since joining on a free transfer from Man United last year.

Fletcher has a real scare that threatened to end his career. He suffered from a chronic bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. He took a break from football in 2011, and was operated on in 2013. He made a full recovery, becoming a regular at West Brom last term.

Against all the football betting odds, he was named Player of the Year and this season he has begun all the league games under Pulis, impressing and giving gravitas and generally being a brilliant captain.

Alongside Fletcher, West Brom want to tie Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans to the club long term. Arsenal have signalled their interest in the player, but West Brom want him to remain.

“He got me in at West Brom and made me captain. He made me an important player around the place and I’d like to think my performances in return have been good to him. I hope the manager can show what a good manger he is with a good group of players and we can have a really good season that reflects his hard work and how good a manager he is,” Fletcher said.