Millwall’s spending spree this season has left them tantalisingly close to the Premier League for the first time in their history. Other Championship clubs have looked on enviously as Millwall have racked up a negative net spend of £512,000.
26 players have arrived at the club over the season with George Saville signed for a whopping £512,000. While teams like Wolves have been skimping by with bargain basement players like Ruben Neves for a paltry £16.2M, Millwall have been handing out 6 month contracts like they’re going out of fashion. Even Tim Cahill at 38 was given a deal.
Millwall are looking likely to secure a play-off spot, giving them an opportunity to return to Wembley a year after securing promotion from League One. Their manager Neil Harris knows that a quick call to the chairman will lead to yet another journeyman arriving from god knows where.
They’re ahead of the paupers of the league like Middlesbrough who could only afford to spend £25M on two strikers. Reading must be furious looking at Millwall buying their Premier League ticket after a measly net spend this season of £12M. It’s likely that UEFA will investigate the Lions under the FPA rules. If Millwall secure a spot in England’s marquee league, the additional income will probably mean an insane spending spree of around £640,000 will occur this summer. These sort of teams are ruining football altogether. We need to bring it back to jumpers, goalposts and £85M players warming the bench.