Millwall are ‘keen to sign’ Middlesbrough striker Uche Ikpeazu, reports Alan Nixon in The Sun on Sunday (19.12.21, pg. 69).
Ikpeazu, 26, joined Middlesbrough from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer. Since, the striker has scored twice in 19 Championship outings for Boro, having yet to make a start since Chris Wilder’s appointment.
The club are reportedly open to offers for the attacker in January and now Nixon has revealed in this morning’s The Sun on Sunday that Millwall are hoping to sign Ikpeazu.
Nixon goes on to mention that Millwall missed out on Ikpeazu in the summer when he opted for Middlesbrough over a move to The Den, but the Lions remain keen.
Wycombe Wanderers have also been linked with a return – Ikpeazu joined the Chairboys from Hearts ahead of their Championship campaign last time round, scoring six in 31 league outings as his side were relegated into League One.
Why do Millwall want Ikpeazu?
Millwall like many other teams in the Championship have top-six aspirations this season. But like many others in the Championship they need reinforcements in the January transfer window if they’re to make that happen.
And with just 24 goals scored in their 22 league outings this season, a striker could well be high up on Rowett’s transfer wish list next month.
Ikpeazu, although he doesn’t score as many goals as your typical striker, still has a lot to offer – he’s a typical Neil Warnock-type striker in that he’s robust, physical and is someone to aim for.
Millwall can play a very physical game at times with the likes of Mason Bennett driving forward and Ikpeazu could really compliment that – if the Lions can get this deal done, it could be a shrewd piece o business.