This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Millwall have reportedly entered the race to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Kenneth Zohore ahead of the deadline for domestic deals this afternoon.
According to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, Millwall are now negotiating a late move for the Albion striker.
But would it be a good signing for Gary Rowett’s side? And do they need him?
We asked our FLW writers for their thoughts…
Zohore is a solid Championship striker and it’s a good fit for Millwall and the style that Gary Rowett wants his side to play.
Millwall like that type of presence at the top of the field and, on the face of things, it looks a good move.
The concern with the 26-year-old is the amount of goals that he’s going to score. In a West Brom side that were very forward-thinking last season, he only managed three in the Championship and five in all competitions.
Other areas of his game like his outlet at the top of the field and aerial ability are a plus, but Millwall can’t be leaning on him for goals. That’s just not his game.
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This is the ideal destination for him.
Zohore won’t get the regular game time he’s after with West Brom this season, and I’m not surprised to see him being linked with a move elsewhere.
Millwall are known for playing a target man up-front, and Zohore is certainly that, as well as having an impressive record in front of goal in the Championship.
He played a starring role for Cardiff City as they won promotion into the Premier League earlier in his career, and I think he’ll be an excellent addition to the Millwall team this season.
The Lions need a striker that is capable of challenging Matt Smith for his starting spot in the team, and Zohore is more than capable of doing that.
This ticks all the right boxes for Millwall and is a very smart bit of business.
This is an interesting one.
When you look at Millwall’s squad list as it is, they do look to have plenty of options going forward, meaning you have to wonder how much they really need Zohore.
Indeed, when you consider the trouble wages have seemingly caused other clubs trying to sign him this summer, it does feel as though Millwall could be taking a bit of a risk here, given Zohore’s lack of game time for West Brom last season, and the fact that he was not exactly prolific in that promotion winning side when he did play.
Even so, if Zohore can get back to the sort of form during the early stages of his time at Cardiff, then he could potentially still be a useful asset for Gary Rowett’s side in the coming campaign.