Millwall boss Ian Holloway could be tempted to bring back Austrian striker Stefan Maierhofer in his bid to keep The Lions in the Championship, report News At Den.
Maierhofer was instrumental in keeping Holloway’s side up last year and, with a tense relegation battle looming, the 51-year-old could turn to his former employee for experience.
6ft 7in Maierhofer, who has had spells with Bayern Munich and Red Bull Salzburg, is thought to be flying to the UK on Thursday to complete the move – and could be available when Millwall travel to fellow strugglers Blackpool on Saturday.
Reuniting with Ian Holloway would mean snubbing lucrative moves to Australia and the Middle East, but it seems Maierhofer is keen to return after pricing himself out of staying in London last summer.
His transfer is the latest move in a what has been a busy start to January for Millwall – just yesterday FLW reported that the London-based club had confirmed the departure of defender Paul Robinson to Portsmouth, whilst this morning reports emerged that The Lions were in talks to sign Reading full-back and Jamaican international Shaun Cummings, who would join already-signed Nottingham Forest defender Dan Harding in a new-look back line.
The big departure however was full-back Scott Malone who joined Cardiff City on Wednesday amidst interest from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
As transfer activity continues it’s likely Holloway will look to bring more new faces to the club in a desperate bid to keep them in the Sky Bet Championship; The Lions have won just once in their last 10 games and are mired in the relegation zone.