The future of Jed Wallace at Millwall remains shrouded in doubt after recent developments at the Den.
The 27-year-old attacker is a wanted man and is seemingly a lot closer to the exit door in South London than he has ever been before.
First reports emerged yesterday that Turkish side Besiktas were close to agreeing a pre-contract with the former Portsmouth man to join them next summer, before it was then claimed that Nottingham Forest are in fact the favourites to bring in the mercurial midfielder.
Now the race has heated up even more, with Premier League duo Leeds United and Watford being earmarked as potential suitors.
This leaves Millwall in a very difficult position as a result, especially as their star man is due to see his contract expire with the club come the end of the current campaign.
Usually most fans wouldn’t be too concerned if one of their players moved on at the end of their deal, but Wallace’s influence for the Lions is there for everyone to see.
41 goals and 43 assists in 243 appearances is a record not to be sniffed at and it is fair to say that a mid-season departure for Wallace would be a hammer blow for Millwall and their hopes of making the play-offs.
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However it surely has to be argued that they would rather lose him for a fee this month than for absolutely nothing in the summer.
He has proved so valuable to them over the years that it would be almost unfair if he was to walk out on the club without giving anything back in return.
Therefore it is imperative that the Lions come to an agreement that will see the player leave the Den this month for a set fee, as this way all of the parties involved will get what they want.
Its the very least that Millwall deserve after revitalising Wallace’s career following his stop-start spell with Wolves and furthermore it is surely something that the midfielder would be open to out of respect for his current employers.
Above all there is one thing for sure in all of this – there is still plenty of room for another twist in the tail in this transfer saga, especially with the window only being six days old at the time of writing.
And it is for that reason that Millwall fans should hold onto their hats for a little while longer at least.