Millwall are set to loan out young striker Isaac Olaofe on deadline day, as per a recent report by the South London Press.
The 21-year-old returned to the Den this summer following a fruitful loan spell with Sutton United as he helped to get the South London side promoted to Sky Bet League Two for the first time in their history and is now set to head out on a temporary basis once more.
Olaofe is still working his way back from injury currently, however it appears that the Lions are already lining up a loan move for the striker in order to move him further down his developmental pathway.
Speaking on the potential of his young forward leaving the club on deadline day, Millwall boss Gary Rowett had this to say:
“It’s probably likely he’ll go out on loan. We’ve had quite a few clubs, ranging from League One to League Two that would want him – which is testament to how well he did last year in the National League.
“We’re looking at style of play and opportunities to play. We want the best possible place to go, it’s not just about going on loan – it’s trying to get the best fit for him to take the next step closer to our first team.”
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Olaofe netted 14 goals for Sutton last season in the league and will be keen to get back to full fitness once more as he aims to show everyone at Millwall what he can do.
The Lions have also stated that any players that they loan out now will be able to be called back by the club in January.
Loan moves for the likes of Olaofe and Alex Mitchell are crucial for their development away from Millwall and it will only stand them in good stead for the future that they are heading out to play regularly in the Football League.
It certainly isn’t surprising that so many clubs are interested in the striker as he really did set the world alight during his time at Sutton, despite still only being 21.
He will only serve to improve his all round game by getting his first proper taste of the EFL and it will be interesting to see which clubs snares him away from the Den.
Another London based club is sure to be on agenda, with Rowett and co likely to want to keep a close eye on his development.