Millwall have today (June 9) confirmed the signing of AFC Wimbledon striker Tom Elliott.
The Sky Bet League One Play-Off winners confirmed the deal on their website earlier today.
Elliott came through the youth set up at Leeds United, and became the youngest player to feature for the club this century when he made his debut at the tender age of 16.
Elliott has bounced around the lower league for a number of years, but had recently settled at AFC Wimbledon.
And now, Elliot will be playing Sky Bet Championship football next season after signing for Millwall.
Speaking about the signing, Millwall boss Neil Harris told the club’s official website that he was thrilled to complete the deal.
He said: “Tom’s a player I’ve admired for some time now. We’ve had local allegiances with Wimbledon, so I’ve been able to watch him a few times.”
“I’m really pleased to bring him in. He’s a target man who has progressed really well under Neal Ardley over the last two years and has developed into a physical player with a good goal scoring record.”
“Tom comes in and adds fight to the front line. We’re putting a squad together that’s giving us competition for places. It’s a good day for the football club.”
The Lions’ new signing also had his say on the transfer.
Also talking to the club’s website, he said: I’m buzzing. Ever since I met the manager, I’ve been excited to get going. I’m raring to go and I can’t wait to start the season.”
“The Championship is a step up. It’s a bigger level, but I’m looking forward to testing myself.”
“I spoke to Paul Robinson before signing on and he gave me a bigger picture of the club and some tips. The manager also showed his passion and his plans for the club when we spoke.
“I want to be a part of this club and I’m sure I can learn a lot from Neil, as a former striker himself.”
The striker will officially join the club on July 1, and has signed a two year deal at the club.