"Positive strides" made over Fred's Millwall future

FRED ONYEDINMA has moved closer to agreeing a new deal with Millwall.

The 20-year-old attacker is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with the likes of West Ham, Bournemouth and QPR in recent weeks.

Onyedinma admitted after Neil Harris’ men’s League One play-off final win last May that he had “made up his mind” on his future.

And it now looks like the academy graduate could well be staying in SE16.

Lions boss Harris told The News: “We’ve made some really positive strides in trying to tie Fred down for the future.

“There has been a lot of interest in the young man with the attributes that he has. I have always had a really good working relationship with Fred.”

“We want to continue working with him. The last 12 months we have been thinking about his future and seeing what level of football we were playing at.

“We are getting a lot closer to him staying. It is a lot more positive – he is a brilliant young man, and a really good pro at a young age.

“I want to continue to work with him. Talks are ongoing at the moment.”

Meanwhile, talks are also ongoing with Jimmy Abdou regarding a new deal.

The 32-year-old is another out of contract this summer.

And Harris said: “Jimmy is out of contract at the moment and he has to think about his options, whether he wants to stay in England or if he wants to move back home.

“Jimmy has a lot to consider but talks are ongoing with him at the moment.”

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Jay Taylor