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12-goal attacker knocks back Millwall opportunity

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Striker Fraizer Campbell has turned down the chance to move to Millwall following the expiration of his contract at Hull City, a report from The Sun (21/07 print edition, p61) has claimed.

Campbell is available on a free transfer after his contract at the KCOM Stadium expired at the end of last month, with the report suggesting that the 31-year-old will not be returning to the Tigers next season.

That, however, may not necessarily mean that Campbell will not be in the Championship next season, as the report also claims that both Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town have taken an interest in the striker.

It is also thought that there is interest from abroad in Campbell, who originally graduated through the youth system at Manchester United. After spending time on loan at Hull from the Old Trafford club during the 2007/08 season, Campbell eventually returned to the Tigers on a permanent basis when he joined from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2017.

In total, Campbell made 111 appearances and scored 25 goals in all competitions across his two spells with Hull, including 12 in the Championship last season.

Millwall have already signed two strikers in the current transfer window, with Matt Smith joining from QPR and Jan Dadi Bodvarsson making the move from Reading.

The Verdict

This is an interesting one.

Campbell had a pretty decent record in the Championship last season for Hull, so it doesn’t feel like a huge surprise to see a number of other second-tier side linked with a move for the striker.

With his availability on a free transfer, this would certainly be a smart bit of business for a Championship side, particularly given that at 31-years-old, Campbell probably still has a good few years left to compete at this level.

That being said, both Blackburn and Huddersfield do seem to have plenty of numbers among their attacking options currently, so I’m not convinced a move such as this one will be the highest priority for either of these two sides, and you wonder whether any other sides in the division may look to take advantage of that.

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