Millwall manager Neil Harris will be looking to strengthen his squad this summer, after a season that saw them only narrowly miss out on relegation from the Championship, with Fenerbahce veteran goalkeeper Volkan Demirel a target, according to Turkish website Fotospor.
The 37-year-old has been at Fenerbache for the last 17 seasons, but is looking to move away after not being offered a new contract at the Super Lig club.
So would Demirel be a good signing for the Lions?
“This could be a fantastic bit of business.
“He is a goalkeeper with great pedigree. He has made almost 500 appearances for Fernerbahce, 86 of those coming in Europe, so I’m sure he’d do very well at Millwall, and is certainly an upgrade on what they had last season.
“The only concern would be his age, and the question of how many years he could offer Millwall. Despite that, his experience should work in Millwall’s favour and help out young defenders like Cooper.”
“I’m not sure.
“I haven’t seen much of him to be entirely honest, but if he’s playing for one of Turkey’s top clubs, it’s a bold statement by Millwall.
“My concern would be climate change, it’s all well and good in the summer but often foreign imports struggle with our winter months.
“If the Lions are making a big signing, I’d like to see them go for an outfield player.”
“This could be a great signing for Millwall.
“Millwall need a new goalkeeper, with David Martin leaving to join West Ham and Jordan Archer being released.
“Demirel is a very experienced shot-stopper and if he can adapt to English football quickly, he could be a fantastic signing for the Lions.”