Millwall are close to completing the permanent signing of Chelsea midfielder Luke McCormick ahead of the summer transfer window, a report from The Sun (07/03, p61) has claimed.
A graduate of Chelsea’s academy, McCormick has yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League side, and having spent a portion of last season on loan with Shrewsbury, the 22-year-old has now made 29 appearances in all competitions during a temporary spell with Bristol Rovers this season.
Now however, it looks as though McCormick could be on the move again during the summer, and this time on a permanent basis.
According to this latest report, McCormick is said to have ‘played his way into’ a permanent move to Millwall in the summer, following his performances in League One this season.
As things stand, there is around a year-and-a-half remaining on McCormick’s contract with Chelsea, securing his future at the club until the end of next season.
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However, it is thought that McCormick is keen to leave the club before then, setting up the prospect of that move to The Den.
I do think you have to credit McCormick for his attitude and approach here.
There are a number of players who may well have been happy to simply see out there contract at a club the size of Chelsea, while potentially playing out the remainder of that deal on loan elsewhere.
McCormick however, is clearly to go out and establish a future for himself with a permanent move to another club, which should help give his career more of a lift, should he be able to that.
Indeed, given the promise the midfielder has shown, it does seem as though this could be a decent piece of business for Millwall, and it will be interesting to see if this move pays off, both for the club and the player.