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Lambert: Town and Millwall Talking About Permanent Bialkowski Switch
Friday, 10th Jan 2020 12:18

Blues boss Paul Lambert says Town and Millwall are in talks regarding Bartosz Bialkowski joining the Lions on a permanent basis.

Bialkowski moved to Millwall in the summer on a season-long loan and has enjoyed a hugely impressive first half of the season.

“I think the two clubs are talking,” Lambert said. “I said this before, I don’t think you’ll get the money that was bandied about here a few years ago for him.

“I spoke to Bart the other day, he came in and had a little visit which was nice. I think the two clubs are talking to see what can be done.”

TWTD revealed earlier in the week that Cardiff and Blackburn were keen on signing the 32-year-old on a permanent basis during this window but it’s understood that under the deal agreed in the summer the Blues had only a limited period in which they could recall the Polish international in January in order to sell him elsewhere with the cut-off date having passed earlier in the week.

Bialkowski, who is on Town’s most lucrative current contract which runs until the summer of 2021 with the club having an option for a further season, joined Millwall on a season-long loan in July after a permanent £900,000 move broke down the previous month due to concerns regarding his knee which emerged in a medical.

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BryanPlug added 12:19 - Jan 10
Why do we always seem to get shafted in transfer dealings?

hoppy added 12:26 - Jan 10
This should now be shelved until the summer, in my opinion. If Millwall want to do a deal now, then it should be at a vastly increased figure than had been agreed last summer, based on his performances this season, and the fact there is interest from other parties.
If they're not allowed to get involved in bidding, then Millwall should stump up an extra premium for the privilege, otherwise we're best off leaving it until the summer when it can be an open auction for any interested clubs.

BurleysGloryDays added 12:55 - Jan 10
Bart's a good guy. He's had a better time at Millwall than with us last season, when he was disastrous - but for Millwall he's still made some howlers in the last couple of months.

He's not getting younger.

I certainly don't want us taken advantage of, but if anything thinks thats likely, then they're not listening to or respecting Lambo nearly enough. We can, perhaps should, cash in now, and potentially bring in some brass to get some decent loans, even a signing.

BildestonBlue added 13:23 - Jan 10
The previous deal broke down because of a concern over his physical health... he’s been pretty much ever present since winning the no1 shirt at Millwall so it can’t be a figure less than the 900k surly?

r2d2 added 13:26 - Jan 10
Dont get shafted because you want a quick sale Evans you muppet.

BigAlsMate added 13:53 - Jan 10
Get the best deal we can and move on - it's obvious he doesn't want to come back to Portman Road

hoppy added 14:05 - Jan 10
BigAlsMate - do you mean the best deal we can get, now (from Millwall as the only bidders), or in the summer, where they may be joined by the other interested clubs?

Sparky85 added 14:08 - Jan 10
I guess this all really depends on how much of his wage we are still paying. Most loans are not on full 100% wages coverage so if we are still paying a significant chunk, then best to get the deal done sooner rather than later

therein61 added 16:02 - Jan 10
To offload whatever wage contribution we make the fee will be small(undisclosed of course) with possible addons, Bart seems happy there so I wish him all the best he did little wrong for us.

Linkboy13 added 16:08 - Jan 10
Seems strange that he supposedly failed a medical so that Millwall could call the deal off and then play all season with no injuries whatsoever. If our current squad all had medicals we would have trouble raising a team.

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