Northern Ireland international George Saville moved to Middlesbrough on loan from Millwall during the transfer window, with the move becoming permanent in January for a reported fee of £7m according to The Gazette.
The midfielder told The News at Den, that a move to promotion chasing Middlesbrough was too good to turn down stating “Millwall was fantastic for me and gave me the stepping stone to get to the next level”.
But are Saville’s comments a kick in the teeth for Millwall or fair comment?
Millwall are a selling club, but then again, every club is in one way or another.
Saville was schooled at Chelsea and with the greatest of respect, he was never going to stay at Millwall for life.
Harsh realities of football I’m afraid.
I think the comments have been taken out of context slightly.
George Saville saw Millwall as the club that brought him in and got him to the level he feels he needed to be to get a move with the chance of making it to the Premier League.
For a club the size of the Lions, that is the reality. Players come in, do well and get sold.
Until another viable option arises that is how it is going to be.
Pretty fair comment.
It’s a bit harsh.
Millwall have been trying to shake such connotations and last season they did a good job of doing that.
Over the summer they kept other key players, too, to back that up so I think Saville probably should have kept this quiet.