Millwall target weighing up his options before decision

Ashley Nadesan
Ashley Nadesan

MILLWALL could have to wait until the middle of May before in-demand Horley Town striker Ashley Nadesan makes a decision on where he sees his future.

Nadesan was on trial with the Lions last week and scored for Justin Skinner’s Elite Development Squad in their 4-2 league win over Barnsley.

He played for his club Horley a few days later and scored four goals in an 8-1 win over Chessington & Hook United in their Combined Counties League Premier Division clash. He has scored almost 100 goals in the last two seasons.

Twenty-one-year-old Nadesan has been on trial at Premier League Bournemouth this week.

Millwall boss Neil Harris is an admirer of the striker, who already has an offer on the table from an unnamed League Two club.

One potential sticking point over a move to Millwall is that the club see him initially as an U21 player.

His agent, Darren Lewis, is also keen that his client sign a two-year-deal, but Millwall may only be willing to offer him a one-year contract.

Nadesan works in McDonald’s in Redhill, where he was recently promoted. The opportunity for career development there, and the risk of leaving secure employment for a shot at professional football, are also factors in any decision.

Lewis told NewsAtDen: “There are a lot of things to consider before a decision is made. He has an offer from a League Two club where he could wear the number ten jersey next season.

“I’m not sure going to play for an U21 side would be the best move for him at this stage in his career. He has already scored a lot of goals in senior football.

“It’s also risky for him to go somewhere on a one-year deal. If it didn’t work out it would be difficult to just go back to where he left off in his current employment where he has been doing really well and there is a clear career progression path.

“But I would expect we’ll make a decision in May.”

John Kelly