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Millwall weighing up transfer move for 21-year-old

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Millwall are looking to add Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous to their defensive ranks, according to the Daily Record.

Following an injury to Murray Wallace, Lions boss Gary Rowett told NewsatDen reiterated his desire to sign another defender this month.

Millwall currently have just three centre-halves in Shaun Hutchinson, Jake Cooper and club captain Alex Pearce, and with Wallace expected to miss around one month more of action, Rowett is looking to beat Monday’s deadline and bolster his central-defensive department.

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Porteous is a product of Hibs’ academy, and the Daily Record believe that the young defender is one of the best north of the border – with his excellent performances leading to a call-up into the Scotland squad, although he hasn’t yet made his senior debut for Steve Clarke’s team.

The 21-year-old is under contract at Easter Road until the summer of 2023, which means Millwall would have to match Hibs’ asking price for Porteous.

The Verdict

Whilst it’s been a difficult window for Rowett, it’s clear that he’s working to improve his squad.

The capture of Maikel Kieftenbeld was a good start for the Lions, but another defender would appear a priority before the window slams shut.

Rowett might still have three central defenders at his disposal, but he often likes to start with all three of those away from home, which would become a major problem if one were to get injured.


I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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