, Opinion: Millwall’s decision to sell 18-goal League Two ace may come back to haunt them

Opinion: Millwall’s decision to sell 18-goal League Two ace may come back to haunt them

Millwall sold attacker Isaac Olaofe back in January 2023 to Stockport County on a permanent basis.

Millwall gave the striker the green light to head out the exit door and he made the switch up north to Edgeley Park.

Olaofe, 24, has become one of the Hatters’ most prized assets and is currently aiming to help them gain promotion to League One this season.

The Lions’ decision to cash in on him may have been a bit premature as he now potentially rising back up the leagues.

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Olaofe has become one of the most prolific forwards in League Two this term. He has scored 18 goals, with only Macaulay Langstaff, Matt Smith, Will Evans and KD Davis managing more.

His contract at Stockport runs until June 2025 and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other clubs take an interest in him this summer.

The Londoner was raw when Millwall let him join Dave Challinor’s side but he has really his feet in this campaign.

, Opinion: Millwall’s decision to sell 18-goal League Two ace may come back to haunt them
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His pace and power causes all sorts of problems for defenders in the third tier and he appears destined to be playing at a higher level next season, whether that be with the Hatters or with another team.

Olaofe rose up through the academy ranks of the Lions and played three times for their first-team.

He had loan spells away from The Den at St Johnstone and Sutton United and was a hit with the latter, finding the net 14 times which resulted in the U’s winning the National League title in 2021.

Many thought he could break into Millwall’s senior team but he was never really given a chance. He is proving himself now though at Stockport and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him line up against the Lions at some point in the near future.

He scored for his current club on Thursday night as they drew 2-2 away at Salford City. They are 2nd in the table behind Mansfield Town.

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