Transfer rumours didn't distract Millwall's Webster

BYRON Webster has revealed he joked with his manager Neil Harris about being linked with a move to Sheffield United before the transfer window closed on Wednesday night. 

The Blades made an enquiry for Webster two weeks ago but were told the 29-year-old centre-back wasn't for sale.

Reports in Yorkshire on Wednesday morning linked Millwall's League One rivals with a bid for Webster, but nothing materialsed as Harris kept his first-team squad intact.

Webster said he was aware of United's interest and spoke to Harris about it.

"I heard about it before it leaked out but then I honestly don’t know," Webster told Lions Live on Thursday night.

"I made a joke with the manager about it and he joked: 'Yeah, you can go for £1million.' But I don’t think they got anywhere near it!

"They couldn’t have given me away a couple of years ago so it wouldn’t have been bad business!"

Asked if the speculation was a distraction, Webster said: "It’s mainly all the press. I have a bit of banter about it, maybe at the wrong time. I’m not on Twitter or anything. I did post on Facebook I was going to take my phone to the Apple store but I might keep it with me now!

"A lot of it is a lot of fun. You have family saying, ‘Is it true then?’ And I’d say, ‘I don’t know, I’ll know something if the club tells me.’"

Webster recently signed a new two-year-deal and he said he is enjoying his time at the club.

John Kelly