Millwall made late move for James Hanson

MILLWALL made a late move to hijack James Hanson’s switch from Bradford to Sheffield United.  

Hanson joined the Blades this week and the striker said in an interview with The Telegraph & Argus on Wednesday that Millwall contacted his representatives last Friday.

Millwall were interested in signing Hanson, 29, in the summer of 2015 before then-Bradford boss Phil Parkinson blocked any move.

Milwall were willing to match the Blades' offer for Hanson but his heart was already set on a move to Chris Wilder's side.

“Millwall rang my agent to ask about the situation,” Hanson said. “They wanted to know if I would be interested if they put the same offer in down there.

“But geographically they would have to have made me such a good deal I couldn’t turn it down.

“Sheffield United is only 45 minutes away for me and it’s just as big a club as Bradford.

“It’s a fresh start and one I probably needed to get my career going again.

“If I could have picked any team in this league, it would have been Sheffield United. Not just geographically but the size of the club and how well they’re doing.

“With three months left of my contract, I wasn’t really sure what Bradford’s ideas were. There were vibes about a new deal at the start of the season but nothing got offered.

“So when Sheffield United came in, it was pretty much a no-brainer because I needed to secure my career.”

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John Kelly