Millwall Agree Deal For Golden Boot Winner

Notts County striker Macaulay Langstaff is set to join Championship side Millwall for a six-figure fee, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke on X.

Langstaff has had another excellent season for the Magpies, scoring 28 goals, which secured him the League Two Golden Boot award in the process, his impressive goal-scoring form was bound to attract interest from higher divisions. It appears that Millwall are now the ones who are set to sign the prolific striker, as reports indicate that the Englishman underwent a medical at the London club yesterday.

Langstaff represented three clubs at youth level, Middlesbrough, Boro Rangers and Stockton Town. However, Gateshead would be the team that the striker would first really make his name at despite being sent out on loan by the Tynesiders a couple of times in his earlier years and his initial spell not working out that’s well.

After two loan spells at Blyth Spartans, the striker earned a permanent move to York City. He’d spent the next couple of years at the Minstermen, scoring 11 goals in 52 appearances for the club.

The 27-year-old then moved back to have a second spell at Gateshead, signing permanently from York. He’d once again spend the first half of the season out on loan, before returning halfway through the campaign to net four goals in 16 appearances.

In the 2021–22 season, the striker dominated the league, scoring an impressive 32 goals across all competitions. Consequently, he was rightfully awarded the club’s Player of the Season title. Gateshead’s exceptional performance led to their well-deserved promotion to the National League, and Langstaff’s outstanding contributions earned him a lucrative £50,000 transfer to Notts County.

That move to Notts County would bring even further improvement with his 2022-2023 National League campaign being exceptional. The striker would break the record for the most goals ever scored in a National League season with 41 and he’d also win back-to-back Player of the Month awards in September and October. Nicknamed the ‘non-league Erling Haaland,’ Langstaff would help Notts County get promoted back to the football league through the play-offs that season.

After rejecting offers from teams in higher leagues, the prolific forward signed a new long-term contract with Notts County. He made an impressive start in League Two, taking the step-up in class in his stride. 28 goals and a further four assists last term enhanced his claims as a top-striker, and it doesn’t come as a surprise to see him making a move to a somewhat ambitious Championship side in the form of Millwall.

Writer’s View

What a signing this will be for Millwall. Langstaff is a proven goalscorer, you can count on him to deliver. Provided he receives the correct amount of service, the striker will could notch double figures in the Championship next season.

Millwall have been relatively quiet this summer. While the Lions haven’t made any acquisitions yet, there’s optimism among the fans that the potential addition of Langstaff will significantly bolster the team’s attacking prowess, which could potentially lead to a prolific goal-scoring season at the Den for the striker.

After a great end to last season, there’s hope for the forthcoming one. The addition of Langstaff could even propel them into a top-half finish.

 

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