Rotherham United: Millers must wait over record buy

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As he waits for a decision over a player who would become Rotherham United’s record signing, manager Steve Evans has revealed a little more about the dealings with the selling club.

“They gave us a price and we’ve agreed to meet their valuation but with a caveat,” said Evans.

“That the player leaving them is dependant on them getting who they want and we understand that. We are getting their player and, in doing so, helping them do their deal.

“The manager has been dead straight with me over it. If they don’t get theirs then we won’t be getting ours so we are waiting on that,” added the Millers boss who didn’t rule out the possibility of getting the same player on loan or even next Summer.

He added: “It’s someone we feel is the right age and he’s got relative experience in that he’s won promotions etc.”

Evans refused to reveal any details but the player is understood to be with a Championship club and would top the club’s record fee, believed to be £160,000 for Lee Frecklington although that transfer fee was given as “undisclosed” at the time.

Rotherham have been looking to top that fee for some time and there is speculation that Rotherham would be comfortably eclipsing that record which suggests something topping £300,000, possibly up to £350,000.

On Saturday, the Millers have a big clash at home to second-placed Leyton Orient.