A tale of three strikers as Danny Ward edges closer to Rotherham exit

It was a tale of three strikers for Rotherham on Thursday as one is set to leave, another committed his future to the club and third has been snubbed.

Danny Ward’s time at the Millers appears all-but over as the club have received interest from two Championship outfits – one of them making a firm offer.

The 26-year-old saw his contract at New York Stadium extended earlier in the week, but that was a formality and Ward is certain to leave, if the club can get the right price.

 

Assistant boss Richie Barker told Millers Time: “The football club have had a couple of clubs make contact. It is at a fairly early stage, but we are expecting at least two offers.

“That means we can decide what is best for us and what is best for Wardy. Then hopefully everyone will be a winner out of it.

“We have to take Danny’s wishes into consideration in terms of what’s best for him and where he wants to go. But, at the end of the day, we will do what’s best for Rotherham United.

“The fee is the first thing that has to be right because he is an asset to the football club. There is the chance for us to be strengthened by selling him on. The fee being right is the minimum really.”

 

One striker who will be around at New York next season is Jerry Yates after he penned a new deal.

The 20-year-old was under contract until next summer but he has bagged himself an extra two years at the club until 2020.

He scored three goals in 23 appearances last season but if boss Paul Warne gets his way in the transfer market, Yates is unlikely to be utilised as much.

Warne’s dealings this summer will not include John Akinde, who was shortlisted as a potential target.

However, after fully vetting the Barnet striker, who operated at better than a goal every other game for the League Two side last season, the Millers have chosen not to pursue him.

 

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