Reports have emerged that Oxford United have rejected a transfer bid from Millwall for midfielder Cameron Brannagan.
According to a report by Football Insider, The Us have turned down a £500,000 offer for the 24-year-old midfielder.
Oxford United Reject Millwall Bid for Cameron Brannagan
Who is Cameron Brannagan?
Brannagan is a Liverpool Academy graduate who went onto make three Premier League appearances for The Reds before being loaned to Fleetwood Town in 2017.
Upon the completion of his loan, Brannagan signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Oxford United in January 2018. He recently signed another extension keeping him at the club until the end of the 2022/2023 season.
Notching up over 100 appearances, Brannagan was a driving force in helping Oxford reach last season’s League One play-off final where they lost out on promotion to Wycombe Wanderers.
Brannagan was a reported transfer target for Premier League new boys Leeds United, but Oxford have always claimed that he would never be sold on the cheap.
Millwall Looking for Midfield Reinforcements
Football Insider report that Millwall are keen to bolster their midfield options before the end of the Transfer Window.
Sitting eight points above the relegation zone, Millwall boss Gary Rowett has made no secret of trying to secure further targets before the January Transfer Window shuts.
Speaking to South London Press, Rowett started: “We’ve put some good bids in for good players who are contracted at other clubs. Hopefully, we don’t go to the wire because I don’t think the best decisions are always made in the last few hours on transfer deadline.”
It is unknown whether Millwall will come back in for Brannagan or will move onto different targets.
A Difficult Season for Brannagan at Oxford United
2020/2021 has been a difficult season for Cameron Brannagan. He has missed several months of the season with a rare eye infection that almost cost him his sight.
Returning to the Oxford starting line up in January, he has made four consecutive first-team appearances and looks set to help Oxford with their playoff push.
Speaking to the Oxford Mail upon his return to the first team he said: “I said to a few of the boys that sometimes we don’t realise how lucky we are. Even when I was back running it was a big sigh of relief, because it’s something I’ve done since I was a kid. Just being out there and doing things I love felt so good.”