Millwall are interested in a deal to bring Liam Delap to The Den this summer.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to a report by The Express, who claim that Gary Rowett’s side, as well as a host of other Championship clubs, are keeping tabs on the Manchester City centre-forward ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window.
The report continues by stating that City are expected to be willing to loan the 18-year-old out next season in order to provide the youngster with valuable first-team experience, leaving the door open for Millwall to swoop in.
Would Delap be a good sigining?
Rowett must move
Considering just how much potential Delap appears to possess, it is an easy argument to make that the Lions landing the striker this summer would be something of a coup of the club.
Indeed, over his 20 Premier League 2 appearances for Manchester City’s U23 side last season, the England U20 international scored a whopping 24 goals and registered five assists, winning the league’s Player of the Season award and helping his team lift the Premier League 2 trophy.
And, with Millwall’s top league goalscorer last season being Jed Wallace, who bagged 11 Championship goals, should Rowett wish to improve on his side’s impressive 11th place finish in the league next time around, the addition of a prolific hitman would certainly be a step in the right direction.
As such, considering how impressive the man Jacek Kulig dubbed a “phenomenal” talent has been for City’s youth side this season, it would appear highly advisable for the 47-year-old Millwall boss to do everything he can to get a deal over the line for the young forward this summer, as the £5k-per-week Delap could well prove to be the spark that ignites a promotion push at The Den next season.