van Veen bound for Scunthorpe despite late Millwall offer

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KEVIN van Veen has agreed to join Scunthorpe United despite late interest from Millwall in the striker.

Scunthorpe have been long-term suitors of the Dutch second division star and flew him into the UK yesterday after week-long talks.

The Lions made a last-ditch attempt to hijack the deal, agreeing a £250,000 fee with the forward's club FC Oss, but van Veen has followed through with his move to the Iron.

The League One club have given van Veen a three-and-a-half-year contract. It's believed Millwall had reservations about offering such protracted terms to an unproven player.

Speaking to the Dutch press about his move to Glanford Park, van Veen said: "Until a minute before we started negotiations with Scunthorpe, Millwall were very concrete.

"Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins, a former Manchester United striker, and his staff have convinced me [to sign]."

"I'd have liked to finish the season in Oss, but such an opportunity can be hard to turn down. This offers me some financial security."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

85 thoughts on “van Veen bound for Scunthorpe despite late Millwall offer

  • January 30, 2015 at 10:13
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    This is a disgrace. Millwall's transfer dealings a shambles yet again.

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  • January 30, 2015 at 10:14
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    Well done Millwall scouting system...for you inept actions. We are now gonna sign another over the hill striker who hasn't had a run of goals since 1968!!

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