Millwall in strong position to sign Leeds United ace Jamie Shackleton

Millwall are said to be in a strong position to sign Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton permanently after his loan spell ends.

According London News Online, the Championship side are set to sign the 22-year-old on a season-long loan ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

He will arrive for his medical in the capital on July 19 and although it will be on a temporary basis, the Den are confident a permanent deal can be agreed at some point.

Journalist Richard Cawley wrote about Twitter“Jamie Shackleton is preparing for his #Millwall medical tomorrow. A season-long loan move from Leeds United has been agreed.

Permanent agreement?

Shackleton has been an extremely versatile and reliable player under Marcelo Bielsa and we can understand his reason for wanting to leave.

He is not highly rated by Jesse Marsch and a loan would be perfect to prove to the American that he made a poor initial assessment.

However, once he turns 23 and his loan spell ends, he must try the Leeds side as he will be a useful asset in the future.

Leeds can’t just sell him to Millwall because he could be an important player for them further down the line and they can’t afford to keep signing new players.

Millwall is unlikely to pay him a decent transfer fee, which will make any potential sale pointless.

It remains to be seen how Shackleton fares in the Den and we’ll be following his performance over the course of the season.

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