Rotherham United have completed the signing of former Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday attacker Andre Green, the club have officially announced.
The 25-year-old underwent a trial period with the South Yorkshire club, impressing in pre-season friendlies, scoring against Mansfield and newly-promoted Premier League side Sheffield United.
Green’s performances impressed head coach Matt Taylor who has offered the 25-year-old forward a two-year contract with the Millers following the expiration of his contract with Slovan Bratislava.
Born in Solihull, England, Green spent the guts of 14 years with Aston Villa, featuring for the Villans twice during their Premier League relegation in 2016 and 18 times when the former European Cup champions were promoted back to the top-flight.
Leaving Villa in 2020, Green had a brief spell at Sheffield Wednesday in League One but ultimately signed for Slovan Bratislava for an undisclosed fee – a team competing in the UEFA Europa League.
The Villa academy graduate has played his football in Slovakia for the last two seasons, winning back-to-back league titles with the Sky Blues. Green’s goalscoring record wasn’t too shabby either, bagging 23 times in 74 appearances in all competitions.
Subject to clearance
Upon announcing the player’s arrival, Rotherham United also stated that this transfer was ‘subject to ratification from the EFL, FA and International Clearance’.
Furthermore, Green will wear the number ’11’ shirt – fitting for a winger – and will be available for Rotherham’s opening-day clash with Stoke City, according to the BBC.
Interestingly, Green’s best goalscoring spell came during his time at Slovan Bratislava. In English football, the former Charlton Athletic loanee’s scoring record was far from impressive.
However, the last two seasons in Slovakia prove that Green has improved his overall game and could return to England as a brand new player, helping Rotherham United to potentially stave off relegation for the second-consecutive season.