Many Millwall fans may struggle to remember the last time the club broke their transfer record, and even older fans would be forgiven if you can’t remember who or when it was.
Margaret Thatcher was our Prime Minister, Neil Harris was 11-years-old and Millwall were relegated. Throwback to 1989 and we forked out £800,000 for Derby County forward Paul Goddard in December, however, he only managed to score one goal in 20 games over his two-year spell in South East London and could not prevent the side from being rooted to the bottom of the old First Division in his first season. He then left on a free transfer to join fellow Londoners Queens Park Rangers.
Fast-forward 29-years and Millwall have finally smashed that longstanding record signing Barnsley forward Tom Bradshaw on an initial loan deal but being obliged to pay one-million-pounds once the transfer window opens again in January. He’s netted once in five appearances for the Tykes so far this season in League One, overall the 26-year-old Welsh international has amassed 18 goals in 84 appearances for the Yorkshire side and will certainly bolster the Millwall front-line.
On Bradshaw Lions boss Neil Harris talked about how he had been the “number one transfer target attacking-wise all summer” he also said about how “he makes good use of the ball, he’s a link player”.
Harris went on to heap praise on the chairman and the board of directors saying “I think it’s a sign of where the club wants to get to in trying to move forward and improving the squad”.
Bradshaw could make his debut against newly promoted Rotherham United this coming Sunday.
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