Millwall in discussions with Fred over new deal

MILLWALL boss Neil Harris confirmed the club are in talks with Fred Onyedinma’s representatives over a new deal.

Onyedinma has been in sparkling form for the Lions this season and was involved in two goals as his side came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Bury last weekend.

Harris has used Onyedinma more as a centre-forward this season, and the attacker has already played 23 games and scored four goals.

His current deal runs out at the end of this season. If he decided to join another club Millwall would be entitled to compensation as he is under 24 years of age.

Onyedinma, who turned 20 last week, signed a two-year deal in July 2015 and the club are keen to tie him down to a longer contract.

He made his debut as a 17-year-old against Southend in January 2014 and was man of the match on his full league debut against Charlton four days later.

Onyedinma played 25 games on loan at Wycombe in 2014-15 but is now firmly established as one of the most important players in Harris’ squad.

Harris is hopeful the club will sort out the player’s future but said a new deal won’t be agreed “overnight”.

“I love working with Fred, I love working with my players,” Harris said. “There are various players out of contract and the club will speak to various representatives.

“As ever, with all players if they’re offered a contract it’s down to them whether they want to sign it or not. It’s not something in the modern game that tends to happen overnight.

“It does take time and people go backwards and forwards.

“We’ve spoken to Fred’s representatives and we’ll have to see what their thoughts are.”

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John Kelly