Exclusive: Millwall abandon deal for Owls striker Madine

© John Walton
© John Walton

MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett has pulled out of talks to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine, NewsAtDen can reveal.

The Lions were on the verge of striking a deal with the Owls for the 22-year-old last week but have backed away from negotiations and are not expected to take their interest any further.

It is understood Jackett had second thoughts about signing Madine – either on loan or permanently – after learning he is due to go on trial for assault in April and could be unavailable during that time.



The Millwall boss confirmed to NewsAtDen that, despite "making an enquiry", Madine was no longer a target – although he played down suggestions that a deal had been close.

Standing at 6ft 3in tall and with an impressive goalscoring record, Madine would have been an ideal replacement for Chris Wood.

The Gateshead-born frontman has netted 25 times in 79 appearances since his £800,000-move to Hillsborough in January 2011, but has scored just three times for Dave Jones' strugglers this term.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

10 thoughts on “Exclusive: Millwall abandon deal for Owls striker Madine

  • January 14, 2013 at 10:09
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    KJ off the radar again

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  • January 14, 2013 at 10:38
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    Yet another player who was never mentioned at all by the fans on any of the forums that KJ had his eye on. Wonder where and who he will turn to next.

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  • January 14, 2013 at 11:30
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    our kenny is a bit sneeky with the signings he is after,knew nothing about this one, would love to know who else is under the millwall radar

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  • January 14, 2013 at 11:47
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    I'm glad Kenny has lost interest in this player. He was a decent player at League One level but has had very little impact in a team who did not play with any strikers on Saturday and still won at Hull.
    Andy Keogh is back so Kenny still has time to find the right 'Millwall' type of Centre Forward.
    In Kenny We Trust

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  • January 14, 2013 at 14:39
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    I love the fact that KJ's going for the young payers that can be shaped and formed over time. Can't wait to see who we bring in!

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  • January 14, 2013 at 16:28
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    Who wants big time Charlies when Kenny can keep digging up gems, he has definitely got the right idea in my opinion, in KJ We Trust

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  • January 15, 2013 at 17:52
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    BBC website says that George Boyd has had enquiries from the Humus eaters, and Millwall. With his barnet he is bound to choose the dopes from down the road over a club where we expect our boys to put in a shift 😉 just kidding, good player really!

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  • January 17, 2013 at 14:30
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    Cell mate for Hendo !!!

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