The 27-year-old arrives from Hull City on an undisclosed fee and will be expecting to be a key part of Gary Rowett’s plans ahead of 2022/23.
The Lions took their play-off bid all the way to the final game of the season in 2021/22, and will be hoping to achieve something similar next term, in their first campaign since the departure of Jed Wallace.
Honeyman, along with Zian Flemming, the club’s first addition of the window, will go some way to filling the creative void left behind by Wallace with the former also able to play as a more box-to-box midfielder.
Honeyman has been an enormous player for the Tigers in the last three seasons and his return from injury almost directly coincided with the club pulling themselves away from the drop conversation last term.
At 27, the Sunderland academy graduate is edging into the peak years of his career and he chipped in with ten goal contributions for the Tigers in 2021/22.
A player of Honeyman’s mold could definitely complement the skillset of Billy Mitchell very nicely in central midfield areas and it will be interesting to see how they line up on opening day.
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There are a range of midfield role that Rowett may carve out for Honeyman.
At this stage, it feels like a duo of Honeyman and Mitchell in the centre of the park, possibly in a 3-4-3 formation, would be a good starting point, with George Evans, George Saville and Ryan Leonard offering cover options for the Lions.
Not as much will be expected of Millwall this season, at least from a neutral perspective, due to Wallace’s departure, however, quietly going about their business and strengthening their creative contingent could see them slip under the radar as top six contenders once again.
Honeyman will certainly take some replacing at Hull this summer.