Championship outfit Millwall are on the verge of beating Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United to the signing of Fleetwood Town defender Conor McLaughlin, according to Sky Sports.
The 25-year-old moved to the Highbury Stadium five years ago after beginning his professional career at Preston North End, albeit only earning 28 appearances for the Lilywhites.
Yet in his time with Uwe Rosler’s Fleetwood, the Northern Ireland international has proven to be a hugely adept full-back, making 200 appearances for the Cod Army, and netting nine goals and laying on ten assists in the process to help the club reach League One, and indeed establish themselves in it.
Yet his departure from Fleetwood was inevitable this summer given that his contract was up, and with no extension agreed, McLaughlin’s five-year stay with the Cod Army has come to an end.
Harris’ men will be returning to the Championship next term after winning promotion via the League One play-offs (a play-off campaign McLaughlin himself was a part of with Fleetwood), so reinforcements will certainly be needed for the Lions as they look to re-establish themselves in the second tier.
And with Wolves duo George Saville and Jed Wallace through the door at the Den, as well as Tom Elliot and James Meredith, they have started quickly in the transfer window, and McLaughlin is looking increasingly likely to be their fifth signing of the summer in the coming days.
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