Millwall are reportedly facing a battle to keep hold of midfielder George Saville this summer. According to the Daily Mail, the likes of Leeds United, Aston Villa, and Sheffield United are all interested in snapping up the midfield maestro this week.
Millwall paid Wolves £350,000 for the midfielder last summer and he had an incredible first season with the club. He scored 10 goals and played 45 times for the club, providing the necessary consistency the Lions needed last term. His form, along with others, left Millwall agonisingly short of the play-off places.
He again impressed on the opening day against Middlesbrough, as Millwall came up short in a 2-2 draw.
Saville, a former Chelsea youth product, is clearly a top talent that Millwall will want to hold on to. However, the three clubs interested in the Northern Ireland international are big clubs who could lure him away with the right project.
Millwall though will need to ensure they are paid the fair amount. They recently refused to sell, Jake Cooper to Rangers this summer. The latest bid in that pursuit was said to be £3 million. If Millwall will not let Cooper go at that price, then they will want at least double for Saville.
If they don’t, then they should. He is one of the top central midfielders in the division and has two years left on his current contract.
If Millwall do decide to let Saville go, it should be for at least 20 times as much as they paid for him 12 months ago.