Millwall boss Gary Rowett has admitted to News at Den that the club are working hard to add one more new signing, however he has claimed that their progression is being held up by the fact that they have been unable to sell players of their own.
The Lions are very much still in the market for new recruits after bringing in a host of new faces this summer and their need for a new blend of attacking creativity was greatly underlined on Tuesday as they lost 2-1 at home to Fulham.
However the club do in fact need to move some of their squad players on before they can bring in any new signings, which is something that is easier said than done in South London.
Now Rowett has made the following admission about the situation that the Lions find themselves in as the transfer deadline grows ever closer:
“There’s nothing definitive at this moment.
“There hasn’t really been anything in terms of offers to us that would allow it to happen.
“That’s partly down to lack of funds in League One as well as a difficult situation economically for a lot of clubs.
“But that’s the situation we’re in. We’ve spoken about it, in an ideal world we would like one more player into the club. We’re working very hard to do that.
“But I think that’s going to depend on some players going out.”
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The likes of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Ben Thompson have both been linked with moves away this summer, however no offers have been forthcoming for the duo.
Millwall could also look to recoup some wages by loaning out players, but much of that will depend on the interested clubs paying a portion or the entirety of said player’s wages.
The Lions are certainly in a frustrating position over bringing in players to the football club but clearly it is something that can’t really be helped.
If they can’t find buyers for the players that they want to get off the wage bill, they are seemingly going to be unable to get anyone in before the deadline.
Something has to give and it would be fair to say that the saving grace for the club is that they have already got almost all of their transfers done this summer.
It wouldn’t be the end of the world if they didn’t get another fresh face in but at the same time it would leave them a player short of where they want to be.