Rotherham on the Ball as Dominic becomes number nine

Rotherham continue to splash the cash as they have signed Tottenham defender Dominic Ball for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Rangers, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium, becoming the fifth cash signing of the summer and the second in three days.

Ball impressed with the Ibrox club last season, making 30 appearances, and caught the eye of Millers boss Alan Stubbs, who was then in charge of Hibs.

Acquaintances were renewed in pre-season when the Millers travelled to Spurs to play a behind-closed-doors friendly and Stubbs has now made his move, beating off competition from the Old Firm giant to get him to South Yorkshire.

“I have seen him at first hand with him being on loan at Rangers last season,” Stubbs said.

“He has gone there and he was a young defender and for any young player to be playing in that environment is a testament to them as an individual to be able to cope with the pressure of playing for such a huge club. He went there and performed very well.

Exciting young defender

“We are delighted, the fact we have signed him permanently, there was a fee involved, we are happy with.

“He is a very exciting young defender who we have got at a great age, he is only going to get better and were are looking forward to seeing him in a Rotherham shirt and he is looking forward to the challenge.

“I wasn’t too sure whether we would have the chance to actually sign him.

“We have managed to make the initial phone call to see about the availability and we were able to get the deal done so we are delighted.

“We have looked at a couple of defensive options and then the phone call came about and we were pleasantly surprised where we were in a position where once we got to an arranged fee then it progressed quite quickly.”

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