Former Rotherham striker Adam Le Fondre claims the club’s head of recruitment blocked a January return.
In a Q&A session on Twitter, Le Fondre, a fans’ favourite for his service between 2009-2011, says that Paul Warne was keen to sign him on loan from Cardiff, but Jamie Johnson – just weeks into his new role – vetoed the transfer.
The 30-year-old instead joined Bolton and scored six goals in 19 games as the Trotters won automatic promotion in League One.
Rotherham’s transfer activity in the striking department in January was restricted to the deadline signing of Norwich youngster Carlton Morris, who did not even arrive until early March.
Le Fondre has been continually linked with a return to the Millers following his sale to Reading, but it has never materialised.
Warney wanted to in Jan but head of recruitment said no https://t.co/UKRjeGGf0M
— Adam Le Fondre (@A1F1E9) June 2, 2017
He played himself into the Millers’ hearts by scoring 58 goals in 105 appearances during a two-year spell before leaving for the Royals in a deal that climbed over £1million.
Le Fondre is a free agent following his release from Cardiff and has already received an offer from Bolton, but is yet to decide his future.