Millwall manager Gary Rowett has suggested that contract talks with star-man Jed Wallace remain ongoing and that details of the discussions will not be known until something is finalised.
Wallace has been one of the Championship’s most consistent performers throughout the last two seasons nearly now, and he managed to fire in his 11th goal of the campaign in the league in their 4-1 win against Bristol City on Saturday. That means that the winger has been involved in 39 goals over the course of the last two seasons for the Lions.
It has been reported by London News Online that the Lions are in talks with Wallace over the prospect of him signing a new deal, with his contract set to expire at the end of next term. Rowett has already recently suggested that he feels the club are in a strong position to ensure they hang on to players such as the 27-year-old.
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Speaking to News at Den, Rowett when asked if there were any updates, revealed that there has not been any real progress on the contract talks with Wallace at this stage. However, he also insisted that those talks remain ongoing and that the media would know more when something is actually finalised.
He said: “No, it’s something that’ll be ongoing and I think the only time that anyone hears anything will be if something gets finalised.
“As we know, with such a strange summer, a lot of things are going to be up in the air but what was nice was that his performance didn’t look like someone’s who was particularly concerned about their contractual situation.”
Keeping Wallace at Millwall is obviously something that the Lions are going to have to prioritise heading into the summer. The 27-year-old is arguably their most important player and they will not be wanting to go into next season with his contract running down.
Rowett knows that Millwall’s best chances of challenging for promotion next season rely on Wallace maintaining his current levels of form. His goal and assists output in the last two campaigns will mark him out as one of the standout performers in the Championship and could therefore see him attract interest in the summer if he does not commit to a new deal.
Millwall fans are going to face a nervous wait to see how contract talks progress over the summer period. It would be a massive boost for the Lions and show a lot about the direction the club are heading in if they were able to convince the winger to agree to fresh terms.