Preparations are well underway for Millwall ahead of the 2021-22 Championship campaign after an 11th place finish in the previous campaign.
The Lions have already gotten a lot stronger early in this transfer window, with the permanent addition of last season’s loan star Scott Malone, as well as a return of former player George Saville and Benik Afobe arriving on loan. .
The preseason has started with a 2-0 success against Motherwell, the Scottish Premiership team and there will be hope that there will be more wins like this in the coming months.
Let’s watch the latest transfer news at The Den through the season start date of August 7th.
Abdulmalik on trial at Premier League club
After an exciting season for Millwall’s Under-18 team, Abdul Abdulmalik found himself with a slew of clubs chasing his signing, and because of that, he turned down the U18’s professional contract offer. Lions.
The teenager has been linked with Arsenal, Rangers and Celtic as an offer was turned down by Swansea, and in recent weeks he has been on trial by Portsmouth, who do not offer him a deal.
Now, although it is the newly promoted Premier League team Watford who are leading Abdulmalik, and if they decide to sign him, the Lions have to pay six-figure compensation which will be a bit positive, but they were hoping to tie him up themselves to a deal, but he’s ready to move on.
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Millwall CEO reveals budget issues
Like a few clubs in the division, Millwall did much of his business early on and five players came in with a mix of loans and standing deals.
There are rumors that more players are coming, but it looks like club CEO Steve Kavanagh has tempered all expectations for at least the next few weeks by revealing that the budget for the summer has already been spent.
Any new entrant will now rest on Gary Rowett who will take the players out, with Ben Thompson and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson having been linked with moves in recent weeks, so until one of them is taken over by another club, that could be very quiet on inbound.
Premier League midfielder bound
Despite Kavanagh’s comments that no entry is immediate, Millwall has always been linked with a decision from Burnley midfielder Josh Benson, according to The Athletic.
The 21-year-old played six times for the Clarets in the Premier League last season but his first-team chances appear limited at Turf Moor as Barnsley has already rejected an initial offer of £ 650,000.
Millwall will have to sell a player or two to fund other permanent deals so a deal for Benson could be a long way off, but they are one of many clubs looking as Luton and Birmingham are also interested in a deal for the midfielder. central plot. .