Millwall loanee Wood agrees to sign for rivals Leicester

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

MILLWALL have been dealt a blow in the transfer market after learning that loan star Chris Wood has agreed to sign for rivals Leicester City.

Both clubs had bids accepted by West Brom for the 21-year-old but the Lions have now conceded defeat in the race to land him, with the striker set to have a medical in the Midlands on Thursday.

NewsAtDen understands that boss Kenny Jackett has elected to send Wood back to the Baggies immediately and will not play him against Cardiff or Bristol City before his loan ends on January 1.



The New Zealand international had previously stated that he would "definitely" sign for Millwall if given the opportunity, but the Foxes have convinced him to move to the King Power Stadium.

Chairman John Berylson revealed earlier this month that enquiries have already been made for other targets and Jackett will now begin to set the wheels in motion on other deals.

Alex Aldridge

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36 thoughts on “Millwall loanee Wood agrees to sign for rivals Leicester

  • December 26, 2012 at 21:02
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    Judas.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:22
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    Guess we couldnt match the wages Leicester offered, bloody shame.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:26
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    This has got a whiff of the Steve Morison'sabout it!

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:44
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    Shame but I think deep down we all knew that we wouldn't get him. Hopefully kj will still have a mil to spend.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:45
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    His loss f*ck you wood you wont play

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:47
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    What a w*nker, hope the bench is nice and warm at leicester,proper money grabbin, king kenny made him, please tell me rob hulse isn't our answer to this problem!!!

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:48
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    What a wa*#er, hope the bench is nice and warm at leicester,proper money grabbin, king kenny made him, please tell me rob hulse isn't our answer to this problem!!!

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:49
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    What a pr*ck, hope the bench is nice and warm at leicester,proper money grabbin, king kenny made him, please tell me rob hulse isn't our answer to this problem!!!

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  • December 26, 2012 at 21:50
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    Say what you want about Wood but he has been absolutely magnificent for us. He never said he'd definitely sign and if Leicester is a more appealing prospect then fine. Why would we want someone who's not in it 100% anyway? Remember Whit bread, Morison etc.? Glad they left. I trust KJ. P.s hope Pearson gets sacked as he's a c***. That is all.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 22:37
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    Doubt he will be warming the bench there; he will be the best forward they have IF Pearson can get the best out of him.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 22:42
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    CHRI$ WOOD$ all about the money money money

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  • December 26, 2012 at 23:01
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    $Chri$ wood$ what a mug

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  • December 26, 2012 at 23:05
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    We can't compete on wages with average gates of less than 10k. To those people that wanna s*** him off - get real. He will get the best deal he can for himself and his family - the same as any other bloke would. Thanks for the goals Chris.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 23:35
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    He's actually said several times staying in London is his preferred option and is loving playing for club. Only problem is if beckford has agreed to go Huddersfield that's 30-35k off wage bill and means they can comfortably double our wages. As always money talks with footballers not how much they are enjoying their football.
    Not surprised to be fair, how many of us would do a job we love average wages or take a punt somewhere new on double the wages, exactly.

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  • December 27, 2012 at 09:31
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    Whatever.... he said after the Leeds game live on sky that he would "DEFINITELY" sign for Millwall if the clubs could sort it out - They agreed a fee and now he's gone to LCFC!! Regardless of the money he is a foolish boy, Leicester have got a better chance of going up than we have but they also have a shed load of cash so come the summer (if they do go up) he'll be in exactly the same position he is now a WBA - the kid have been urged to put his career first but like all other footballers he's gone for the quick payday! He won't be first choice Nugent, Schlupp and probably even Waghorn will be in front of him anyway - Enjoy the bench Chris - Wrong Move!!!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 09:54
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    Gutted - can't actaully fault the lad for doing it to be honest, as with all football now, cash is king and loyalty, pride and being a first team first choice seem to mean nothing.

    Also if his head is that easily turned then he probably wouldn't have lasted long at the Den, so rather have the pain now than later!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 10:00
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    chris wood you silly boy,you could have had it made at the den but you wanted more money thats your choice but you would have been playing week in and week out here,at leicester you WILL be 3rd or 4th choice and i for one can not see leicester going up any time soon they may have all the money but with pearson at the helm not a chance,thanks for the 10 goals.

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  • December 27, 2012 at 11:13
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    If he had stayed and signed for us he would only have been short term as he will command a massive transfer fee in the future and we would not have been in a position to resist the temptation to profit from the lad! He is that good I see him in a much better team than Leicester in the near future but his immediate progress now may be halted somewhat as Nigel Pearson is no Kenny Jacket!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 11:14
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    It was always a long shot. This is the down side of taking players on loan. If they do a good job the price goes up and other clubs come sniffing. We could have signed him in the summer for £500k, which would have been a bit of a gamble. We were unlucky this time. I can't blame Wood. He may be on the bench for a while, but his calculation will be that Leicester are more likely to get promoted and he will be playing up front for a Premier League team. No doubt he was offered a lot more money, too. Ask yourself if you would take a job offering 50% less pay and if you're honest you would nearly always go to the bigger club.

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    • December 27, 2012 at 12:40
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      He won't be playing up front for them too often in our league let alone the premiership! he'll be in the same position he is at WBA warming the bench and playing in the reserves! I agree this whole trend of taking players on loan isnt working out for us! I really do hope we don't go looking at Rob Hulse as the answer to this problem!

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      • December 28, 2012 at 13:14
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        Absolutely bomber, he will definately end up on the bench, leicester have already spent a fortune on players, and not all of them are playing every week, at the end of the day if CW dont gell with the other players you have to put it down to p*** poor management. I predict he will be on the bench especially if LCFC do get promoted. In fact i hope they do go up (with us of course) and that will then f*** CW decision to leave Millwall

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  • December 27, 2012 at 13:29
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    Shame on you Woody, you could have been a 'Wall Legend now you're gonna be a bench warming mug in shitty Leicester, thanks for the goals but would have prefered loyalty...............jog on

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  • December 27, 2012 at 14:04
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    No Hulse thank you, I believe he has had 2 chances of coming to Millwall and turned both of them down.

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  • December 27, 2012 at 15:01
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    He did say he would join us but as per usual footballers have very short memories....... So they are going to drop Nugent for Wood ... No way ... Nice having you Chris you won't get the same buzz from any other club ....... Can't wait for the pathetic excuses about the great fans and how much you owe to KJ ..... We got our money's worth and so did he ... End of

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  • December 27, 2012 at 16:58
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    Very disapointed but ultimately not surprised. Its been good while it lasted but he's gone for the pay day and not necessarily the football. It's Kenny and John I feel sorry for, they know exactly where they want to take our club and exactly how they want to do it and I am totally signed up to that. It's just a shame that these other clueless managers such as pearson, warnock and Zola with their chairmen who don't have the skill or know how to develop a player swing by with the cheque book and try to buy promotion. Look at us and what we spent in the summer compared to others, then look at the table. Millwall mate NUFF SAID!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 17:27
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    we hate chris wood, we hate chris wood, we hate chris wood, we hate chris wood, we are the chris wood haters

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  • December 27, 2012 at 17:41
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    Absolutely gutted, i think he could of easily been our star player, but honestly if any other club came in for him, he was never gonna stay. We've now got to move on and believe kenny will make church into another quality striker

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  • December 28, 2012 at 03:19
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    I hope hes sat in floods of tears on that bench when millwall beat Leicester in the playoff final this year 🙂

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    • December 28, 2012 at 08:57
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      or when shittu plays him off the pitch lov it to happen

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      • December 28, 2012 at 13:16
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        or when Shittu breaks woods leg

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  • December 28, 2012 at 10:38
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    Would have loved us to have signed him permanently. This is football and money is above loyalty. Very frustrating but let's hope this spurs the team on to get by without him. Am sure Jackett and Berylson have other irons in the fire. WE ARE MILLWALL.

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  • December 28, 2012 at 11:06
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    He did what he felt he had to do, for his own reasons (probably money) but its his decision. We must move onwards and upwards and forget about him. Lets get behind KJ and the boys and lift the whole team, because im sure his departure and subsiquant signing for lcfc has left a sour stench in the changing room.

    COYL!!!!!!!

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  • December 28, 2012 at 13:43
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    I totally agree with most, if not all the comments above but I'm going to say what I think anyway. I am totally gutted about him going. I understand why he's going to a club that will pay him more wages as someone said earlier who wouldn't? He's young and a footballers career could end at anytime with injury. I just wish we had the money to tempt players of his ilk to stay but unfortunately, we haven't and never will have unless we get crowds of 20k plus every home game or we acquire a chairman with a bit more dosh than Berylson. Don't get me wrong, I think JB is going a fantastic job with his money and supporting Kenny J but he just hasn't got the disposable cash as some club chairmen. Let's be thankful for Wood's goals and helping get us the points we did with him in the team. Now let us look to the future.

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  • December 29, 2012 at 00:56
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    I know people are wishing for a chairman who will splash the cash, which admitabley would be fantastic, but berylson has single handedly wiped out all our debt and is constantly funding projects for future income which will make us finacially sound for the foreseable future, so soon enough we will be turning away players like wood without regret

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  • December 29, 2012 at 10:32
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    Not very happy with Woods decision but he has his own life to lead. If he feels going to Leicester is a better career move then so be it but I don't think he will do any better there. Everyone thought he was the best thing since sliced bread but he is only another striker in good goal scoring form at the moment, there is other good ones out there. We still have to decent strikers in Hendo and Keogh and lets hope they can get going and keep us where we are in the league or higher. Personally I don't think Leicester will get promoted this season although they are the favourites and if we finish above them or even go up and they don't we will have the last laugh. I trust in Kenny in finding another good centre forward and do what he has done with the others and get them scoring goals. I agree with what Keith Hill (Barnsley Manager) said in saying about these other clubs wanting Wood after we have made him the player he is now being unfair on Jackets work but thats how these clubs with money work. They are ruthless. All that remains for me to say now is thanks for the goals Wood. Thanks for coming now f#?k right off ya judas

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