Struggling Championship Outfit To Beat Charlton Athletic For £1 Million Attacker

Rotherham United are close to completing the signing of Exeter City’s star centre-forward Sam Nombe and the player will undergo a medical today, according to The Mirror.

It was reported by the South London Press at the end of July that Charlton Athletic made contact with the Grecians over the possible signing of Nombe but the Addicks were far off Exeter’s £1 million valuation for the attacker.

Barnsley have also been linked with the 24-year-old forward as Neill Collins was keen to bolster his attacking department but it looks as though Championship outfit Rotherham United are set to win the race.

The Millers’ head coach Matt Taylor bought Nombe during his four-year stint at St. James Park and is now hoping to reunite with the striker before the transfer deadline passes this Friday.

Speaking to the press at the weekend, Exeter City boss Gary Caldwell admitted that Nombe could leave for the right price [quotes via MKCitizen]:

“If we get a huge bid like we said, then we are a football club that knows players have to leave for the right price, and then we will look at it.”

MK Dons will receive a percentage of the transfer fee should Rotherham United get this deal over the line as the League Two club inserted a sell-on clause into his contract when Nombe was sold to Exeter in 2021.

Nombe has just twelve months remaining on his current deal with the League One side. Exeter City were at risk of losing the number ‘9’ for free next summer but have now decided to cash in on the 15-goal frontman.

Writer’s View

Nombe will add real quality to Rotherham United’s attacking ranks and is someone that Taylor’s side is missing.

The Millers have had an abhorrent start to the campaign, losing three times and drawing just once in four matches. Shipping ten goals in four matches is a real concern but scoring merely five in four is also troublesome so Nombe may help the latter cause.

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