Rotherham United: Millers look at £1million man

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Rotherham United are targeting Scottish hot-shot striker Stevie May as a potential major signing - and they would have to smash their club record to land him.

Millers boss Steve Evans watched May - who scored 27 goals this season - play for Scotland U21s last night against Holland in a European U21 Championship qualifier at St.Mirren.

Stevie May

Stevie May

May, who plays for St.Johnstone, was on the Evans’ radar last Summer but nothing materialised.

It is likely his interest in the 21-year-old would have been renewed regardless of whether or not Rotherham were promoted but Evans will hope the lure of Championship football might be persuasive.

The greater persuasion is likely to be the price tag St.Johnstone would attach to him if they sold him.

Sources in Scotland suggest the Perth club would be looking at something close to £1 million which would utterly eclipse Rotherham’s previous highest fee, understood to be £160,000 for Lee Frecklington.

May is under contract for a further year at St.Johnstone with extension talks planned. They will play in the Europa League after winning the Scottish Cup, the first ever trophy in the club’s 130 year history. May scored both goals in their semi-final win over Aberdeen.