Exclusive: Millwall pursuit of Gregory entering crucial stage

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MILLWALL'S pursuit of Halifax Town hotshot Lee Gregory is entering a critical phase.

Having seen bids of £100,000 and £150,000 both rejected for the 31-goal striker, the Lions have this week returned with a third offer.

But NewsAtDen understands that there are four other clubs in the mix for the 25-year-old – and two of them have trumped Millwall's proposed fee.

Championship rivals Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town have both emerged as contenders to sign Gregory.

Recently-relegated Barnsley have made a bid, while League One side MK Dons are also in the hunt.

The Lions, who have been told that an offer of around £250,000 would be accepted, will now consider making a fourth approach.

Gregory is believed to be enthused by the prospect of playing under Ian Holloway and has no preference as to whether he stays in Yorkshire or moves south.

Asked about the club's transfer business, chief executive Andy Ambler said: "We're trying to do the best deals we can for the football club.

"We have our targets and we want to get the right players in for the manager.

"The chairman is backing him to do that but ultimately if players out-price themselves they won't become Millwall players.

"We want players to join us if they believe in the direction we are going in and they want to fight for the cause, not jut to come and earn good money."

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

84 thoughts on “Exclusive: Millwall pursuit of Gregory entering crucial stage

  • June 12, 2014 at 09:08
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    Yet again our cheap attitude and reluctance to spend any money whatsoever on quality has led to other clubs getting ahead of us and now we're going to miss out on a possible 20 goal a season striker at a bargain price. They'll happily spend £250k in wages for a load of 35 year old has beens who play 5 games all season between them though.

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    • June 12, 2014 at 16:52
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      @jacke94:
      How do you know he is quality? And there's just as much chance of him being a 5 goal a season striker as there is him being a 20 goal a season striker. Infact I'd say there's a lot more chance of the former, happening.

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      • June 13, 2014 at 08:45
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        You've only got to watch his goals on youtube and look at his goals per game ratio. We took the risk on Morison and that paid off. Not necessarily about this specific player but it's about a statement of intent and a rare show of positivity to put ourselves out there and say that we're going to go out and sign the target we want without letting other teams outbid us and take them on the back of our scouting work. Clearly sounds like you're missing the cautious, risk-free Jackett era. In that case let's give Rob Hulse a call.

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    • June 13, 2014 at 17:56
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      @jacke94: You're absolutely correct jacke94, don't worry about those on here who spend all their time questioning what you POST ! ( they are not being Clever ) .

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  • June 12, 2014 at 09:10
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    Every player has his price, we cannot go spending over the odds for players, especially ones unproven at this level. If we do manage to get Gregory all well and good, if not move on to the next target.

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