Rotherham United manager Paul Warne is cutting his cloth to suit following relegation to League One last season, with a move for Plymouth Argyle forward Freddie Ladapo a possibility, according to PlymouthLive.
Ladapo was a regular for Plymouth Argyle last season, scoring 19 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions, though his form was not enough to stop the Pilgrims getting relegated to League Two.
So would Ladapo prove a good signing for the Millers?
“I think this would be a good signing for Rotherham.
“Rotherham struggled for goals in attack last season, and even during their last promotion season in League One, they didn’t have an exactly prolific goal scorer.
“By contrast Ladapo’s return of 18 league goals in a side relegated from that level last season was an outstanding effort, annd shows that he can find the net in that league whatever the situation, so he would provide a huge boost to Rotherham’s hopes of another quick return to the Championship.
“With Ladapo out of contract at Home Park in 12 months time, there is also the opportunity to put the pressure on Plymouth to take a potentially reduced fee for Ladapo, particularly following their relegation from the third tier, and that too makes this seem like a sensible move for the Millers.”
“I like the idea of Ladapo at Rotherham, but they’ve got to be aware of a couple of issues.
“He might have done well at Plymouth, but they had creative players such as Lameiras and Carey around him. Both could lay the ball into his path and create as many as they scored.
“Also, prior to his Plymouth move, he didn’t look likely to lead the line for a League One side. He was woeful for Southend and only truly impressed with Margate down in the non-league set up.
“I’m concerned he might be a one-season wonder. If he isn’t, Rotherham are making a good move for a prolific, strong striker. They just need to be aware of having enough creative players around him to help him score goals.”