Millwall right-winger Marvin Williams is being connected with a move to Yeovil Town according to both the Western Daily Press and an unofficial Millwall website.
There is a fairly substantial difference of opinion between the two sources. Yesterday, the Vital Football franchise site for Millwall claimed that the two clubs had already done a deal for the rather far-fetched sum of 200,000 pounds. They claim Williams will be unveiled as a Yeovil player in the next couple of days.
The WDP are rather more cautious, suggesting that no official bid has been tabled yet, but say that they expect one to be submitted for the rather more realistic sum of 75,000 pounds. They also qualify that by suggesting that many other clubs such as Crystal Palace, Southend United, Colchester United, Leyton Orient and Torquay United are also showing interest.
Williams is a product of Millwall's youth policy who has made 55 appearances for the Lions, scoring eight goals. He also had a very brief two game loan period at Torquay in March where he clocked up two appearances, scoring one goal. He is a pacey player who can also play as a striker. He made his debut for Millwall against Derby County on January 2nd 2006, although half of his matches have been from the substitute's bench.
Millwall manager Willie Donachie has already threatened to transfer-list the 19 year old after he failed to make a firm impression for the Lions. Donachie said he would firmly assess him after he returned from a pre-season tour in Scotland but the WDP say that he has not even travelled with the squad, making the comments Donachie made to the Southwark News sound like the writing is on the cards for him:
"I have told him to wait until after the tour and then we will see where we stand. He has to go somewhere to play games and it might be with us. But it might be with someone else because we have Darren Byfield, Ben May, Neil Harris and Gary Alexander so he is not going to get a game upfront. But if he is outstanding in the tour things might change."
Given Williams apparently not even making it to Scotland, it seems inevitable that he will leave The New Den, but with four South-East clubs apparently interested, including two Championship sides, it would be a surprise if he chose Somerset as his next stop.
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