van Veen bound for Scunthorpe despite late Millwall offer


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


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

  • January 30, 2015 at 10:13

    This is a disgrace. Millwall's transfer dealings a shambles yet again.

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  • January 30, 2015 at 10:14

    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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