Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s switch from Reading to Millwall has hit a stumbling block over personal terms, according to journalist Courtney Friday.
However, Millwall boss Neil Harris is understood to be confident that both parties can reach an agreement on Bodvarsson’s personal terms before Friday.
My latest understanding is there was a small hitch with personal terms regarding Bodvarsson. JDB will have to take a pay-cut to join Millwall. Harris still hoping a deal can be done before Friday. Still another offer on the table too.. #readingfc
— Courtney Friday (@ChronCourtney) July 10, 2019
The 27-year-old scored six goals in 21 appearances last season as the Royals narrowly dodged relegation from the Championship, but Bodvarsson has did not feature for the club after February.
The Iceland international has one year left to run on his contract, but Reading boss Jose Manuel Gomes has made him available for a move to balance the books at the Madejski Stadium.
It is also thought that Chris Gunter and Sam Baldock have also been told they can leave the Royals this summer.
This disagreement over personal terms will come as a setback for Millwall, who will be desperate to get this deal over the line. Bodvarsson could be a big player for them.
The striker would be a great signing for Harris’ side, as he possesses a tireless work rate and has also shown his ability to score goals in the Championship.
I think Reading would ideally like to keep Bodvarsson on their books, but he is likely to be one of the club’s highest earners so they cannot afford to keep him on.
These circumstances mean Millwall have been able to negotiate an excellent fee for the striker, and it would be a real bargain deal if they can get it over the line.