Millwall are interested in signing Fenerbache goalkeeper Volkan Demirel following the expiration of his contract with the Super Lig giants, Turkish outlet Fotospor have reported.
Demirel has been with Fenerbache since the start of the 2002/03 season, and has made over 500 appearances for the club, but has not been offered a new contract in Istanbul, meaning he would be available to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
The 6ft 3in stopper is thought to be keen to continue playing for at least two more seasons, and Millwall are willing to present that option to him.
The goalkeeping department is something that Millwall will have to strengthen in during the summer. Following the release of Jordan Archer and the expiration of Ben Amos’ loan from Bolton Wanderers at the end of the season, the recent sale of David Martin to West Ham means that the club do not currently have a senior goalkeeper on their books.
This could be a good signing for Millwall.
They clearly need a goalkeeper and one with as much experience of top-level football as Demirel – who has competed for domestic silverware and in the Champions League in his career – could be a valuable asset to the Lions.
It would be interesting to see how he adapts to England, but given the struggles that saw Millwall only narrowly survive last season, they will hope that any adjustment is a quick one.