Millwall have agreed a January transfer for highly-rated Shamrock Rovers attacker Aidomo Emakhu.
The South London Press understands that reports in the Irish media reporting the Lions have won the race for the 18-year-old are correct.
Emakhu has been linked with a number of clubs in the Championship and also Italy, with Lecce mooted as admirers. Wolves and Southampton have previously been credited with monitoring his progress.
He can play in a number of offensive roles and has been called up to the Republic of Ireland U19 set-up.
Millwall view Emakhu as a player with big potential but also one for the future.
He has scored in the Europa Conference League, Europa League and Champions League qualifying this season.
“Aidomo Emakhu has played his last game for Shamrock Rovers, with his destination believed to be an English club,” reported the Irish Mirror in November.
“Mirror online has learned that the talented 19-year-old striker said his goodbyes to team-mates in the dressing room on Sunday after Rovers’ final game of the season.”
Emakhu juggled full-time football with obtaining his leaving certificate, which students in Ireland take between the ages of 16 and 19.
“It was tough but it had to be done,” he said. “Not a lot of lads get to play full-time football and focus on the education side of it as well.
“I’m very grateful to my club and my school.
“Moyle Park College and Shamrock Rovers combined and communicated very well in terms of helping me make sure I was keeping up my studies — and the classes I missed for training.
“I got to training from 10am-2pm and then I was in school from 3pm-7pm and it was repeated every day.
“It was tough to balance education and football. But the support of the club really helped me.
“Sometimes I just felt a bit drained and I felt it was affecting me on the pitch, keeping up my studies and being able to train full-time as well but it was only for a couple of months.”
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