Fulham have joined a clutch of Championship clubs in the race to capture Millwall striker Aiden O’Brien in the January transfer window, according to a report on the Sun’s website this evening.
The Whites have sent scouts down to the New Den to watch the former Republic of Ireland under-21 international striker and they were in attendance yesterday as the helped the Lions boost their chances of getting promoted from League One with a 2-0 victory over Swindon Town. The 5’8” forward has hit ten goals in 27 appearances having been given a regular starting spot by Neil Harris after several stints on loan at non-league clubs.
O’Brien made his senior debut for Millwall against Southampton in the League Cup in August 2014 and scored thirteen goals in 53 appearances in all competitions as his side missed out on in the League One play-offs last season. Harris will want to keep the 23 year-old as part of his push for promotion, but Millwall’s resolve to hold onto one of their brightest prospects is likely to be tested by a serious of bids from Championship clubs.
QPR, Wigan and Barnsley have all had O’Brien watched extensively while Fulham are looking to bolster their striking options in the January window as they prepare to let Cauley Woodrow leave Craven Cottage. Head coach Slavisa Jokanovic is desperately seeking further additions to his forward line that currently comprises on-loan Chris Martin, Matt Smith and teenager Stevie Humphrys – and the Sun asserts that Fulham are prepared to offer around £750,000 to try and tempt Millwall to let O’Brien leave.