Millwall face a battle for Bart’s signature
According to TWTD, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers are set to rival Millwall for the signature of Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
The Pole as currently on a season long loan at The New Den and his performances have been impressive so far this term, resulting in Millwall wanting to make the move a permanent one.
Bialkowski joined Millwall when Neil Harris was in charge of the London based club. Since then, Gary Rowett is now the Millwall manager with Neil Harris moving to Championship rivals Cardiff City.
It now comes as no surprise that Harris wants to link up again with Bialkowski after working so hard to sign The Pole in the summer. Cardiff’s current first choice keeper Neil Etheridge is reportedly a target for Premier League West Ham.
Blackburn were rumoured to be interested in a loan move for Bialkowski in the summer, but the deal with Millwall was already some way down the line.
Speaking previously about the option to come back to Town in January, Bialkowski said: “I don’t think they are gonna call me back and play me. We need to wait and see what happens.
“I came here for a year and whatever happens, happens. I’d like to stay here. I’m really enjoying my life here – the work with LT [Lee Turner] the goalie coach as well.
“As a footballer when you go into a new place you’re doing everything you can to blend into the group and make the club better. That was it.
“The lads are fantastic and the atmosphere is very good, especially at home. The fans can be our 12th player.
“On the one hand it doesn’t bother me [that his long-term situation is not clear] but in the other it’s my future. I’m 32, I’ve got a wife and kids – I’ve got to look after them as well.”
Contracted until 2021, Bart is one of the highest paid players on the books at Town. It is now understood Town will now recall Bialkowski from his loan at Millwall and begin a bidding war for his signature.