Millwall see transfer target join Preston North End on loan

Millwall target Jayson Molumby has joined Preston North End on loan.

We revealed earlier today that the Lions had seen a bid rejected by the Republic of Ireland international’s parent club Brighton.

The SE16 outfit wanted to do a permanent deal for the midfielder, who impressed on a season-long loan last season.

But Albion do not want to cash in on Molumby. The package that the Lions had put together would have been a club record.

Preston manager Alex Neil said: “I think this is a signal of intent from us and he is a great acquisition. He has great energy, is good on the ball and is an Irish international.

“He has played at this level before for Millwall and he knows what it is about and we are delighted to get it across the line.”

Molumby added: “I am really happy to be here. I spoke to the gaffer and the Irish boys here, who I know quite well, and it was a no brainer in the end and I am looking forward to getting started.

“Seani [Maguire] and Alan [Browne] speak very highly of the club and then the gaffer spoke to me and was the same and, in the end, I just wanted to get it done and I am really excited to get going and I just want to play some games and help the team.”


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