Former Millwall striker 'grabbed' chance to win deal

PREMIER League side Bournemouth have snapped up former Millwall U21 striker Mikael Ndjoli.

Eighteen-year-old NdJoli has signed a one-year deal with the Cherries after a successful trial period.

Ndjoli (above, left) was told by Millwall’s academy boss Scott Fitzgerald last season that he would not be offered a professional deal, and he will now link up with Bournemouth’s U21 side.

Bournemouth development squad coach Stephen Purches told the club’s website: “Mikael came in for a game we organised in the summer. A lot of people were watching that game and he really grabbed it by the scruff of the neck, he impressed us straight away.

“His stats from last year at Millwall prove he can score goals, they told us he was really unfortunate not to get a professional contract. They`re producing plenty of good young players at Millwall for their first-team, he was very unfortunate.

“But in our pre-season so far he’s really grabbed the opportunity, he’s looked very sharp and we`re looking forward to seeing what he can do – he’s an exciting talent.”
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