Millwall manager terms West Brom target Jed Wallace ‘Premier League quality’
Millwall manager Gary Rowett believes that reported West Brom target Jed Wallace has the quality to play in the Premier League.
The Baggies have been heavily linked with a move for the 28-year-old in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Rowett was quoted in a report by Express & Star where he was full of praise for the former England U19 international, who according to him can play at another level.
“I think there is a possibility of (him leaving),” said Rowett. “He’s earned the right with his performances, over a long period of time. “He’s a top-quality Championship player who, I know, can play at different levels of the game.
“He’ll have options. The chances are he might not be here next season. If he is, fabulous – that’s one less problem to worry about. But if he’s not then big boots to fill. Good luck to him.
“He’s been fabulous for me. He has got Premier League quality and, on a free transfer, there will be a hell of a lot of teams looking at him.”
Music to ears
Those words will be music to the ears of the West Brom fans, who will be hoping that their club will be able to acquire the services of Wallace in the summer transfer window.
The Reading-born winger is coming to an end of his contract with Millwall and is likely to leave on a free transfer.
Wallace joined his current club, first on loan in the January transfer window in 2016 from Wolves and later made his move permanent in the summer of 2017.
During his time at the Den, the attacking player represented Millwall in 260 matches across all competitions, scoring 42 times and providing 49 assists.
In the recently concluded campaign, Wallace was instrumental in guiding the side to a ninth-place finish in the Championship.
He finished the league campaign as the leading assists provider (12) for Millwall and also ended up as the third-highest goal scorer with six crucial goals to his name.
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