Millwall have delved into non-league to sign Eastbourne Borough’s Harry Ransom.

The promising defender will join the Lions in the summer and is being tipped for a big future at The Den.

Ransom, who is 19 years-old, has already played over 50 games in the National League South for Eastbourne. He will begin next season as part of Millwall’s Under-23’s squad.

The Lions’ boss, Neil Harris, is pleased to have got the deal over the line and has said, as per the South London Press:We’re happy, Boro are happy and the player is certainly happy. Harry remains an Eastbourne player at the moment and concentrates on them amassing as many points as they can until the end of the season.”

He can train with us and play in U23 games, if they are at the right time. But his main focus is still with Eastbourne Borough until the end of the season.”

Harris has also stressed the importance of giving players a chance from the lower leagues: “Non-league is big for us – especially young players playing regularly at a good level. Having played for Mark (McGhee, the manager of Eastbourne) and knowing his wealth of knowledge – his eye for a player is second to none – I spoke to him about young Harry.”

For us it is about giving young players an opportunity to show their potential. They are playing mens’ football at a young age and you want to give them a chance in the professional game.”

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