Plymouth Live has claimed that League One side Rotherham United have agreed to pay £500,000 to sign striker Freddie Ladapo from League Two side Plymouth Argyle.

Amid their relegation to League Two, it seems highly likely that a number of players are set to make moves away from the club this summer. Ryan Edwards has already left upon the expiry of his contract, as has star man Graham Carey, with Ruben Lameiras looking set to follow them out of the exit door at Home Park.

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Now, it seems that another player is closing in on a move away from Plymouth Argyle this summer. It has been reported by Plymouth Live that striker Freddie Ladapo is closing in on a move to Rotherham United after the two clubs agreed a fee for the striker. The Millers will continue to hold talks with Ladapo over personal terms before hopefully completing a deal for the former Crystal Palace man.

Ladapo enjoyed a successful season on a personal level with Plymouth Argyle last season, despite suffering relegation with the Pilgrims. He scored 19 goals in 49 games across all competitions, laying on three assists along the way as well. 

The report adds that Rotherham could face competitions for the striker from fellow League One sides, but with a fee agreed they are seemingly leading the chase. Sunderland have been credited with interest in the 26-year-old and Portsmouth were also linked before dropping out of the running for the 19-goal striker.

Paul Warne will be hoping the parties can come to an agreement over terms sooner rather than later, as he bids to return to the Championship at the first time of asking.


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