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Football Transfer News: Scott Malone, Fred Onyedinma and More

Welcome to the latest instalment of Football Transfer News from Last Word On Football. Here, we bring you details of all of the day’s completed deals as clubs look to shape their squads ahead of the new season.

While the current campaign still has a little left to run for some teams, the majority have played their final matches and some early moves have already been made in the transfer market. Read on to find out more about the completed deals for Tuesday, May 25.

Football Transfer News: Scott Malone, Fred Onyedinma, George Long and Cole Skuse

Millwall Make Double Swoop

Championship side Millwall have made their first two signings of the summer by bringing in former loanee Scott Malone and goalkeeper George Long.

Malone, who was on loan from Derby County last season, has joined on a permanent deal after his contract with the Rams came to an end. Long, meanwhile, joins on a free transfer from newly-promoted Hull City after rejecting a new deal at the KCOM Stadium.

The former also played for Millwall between August 2012 and January 2015 before switching to Cardiff City.



The Lions finished 11th in the Championship last season, winning 15 times in 46 games. This will likely be just the tip of the iceberg as they look to rebuild and make a play-off push next season.

Luton Fans Help to Bring in Onyedinma

Luton Town have signed Wycombe Wanderers forward Fred Onyedinma for an undisclosed fee that was funded by the Hatters’ supporters.

The ‘Transfer Club’ fund was created when supporters were offered a 40% discount on season tickets having been kept away last season by the pandemic, but they instead opted to waive that discount so that the club could use the money for new players.

Onyedinma spent two permanent seasons at Wycombe and two on loan from Millwall prior to that. He was part of the Chairboys squad that miraculously won promotion to the Championship in 2020 and despite their eventual relegation, his good performances in the second tier earned him another shot at the level with Luton.


On his move, Onyedinma told the club website: “First of all I’d like to say thanks to the fans, because I feel like they contributed for me to be here. Mick [Harford, assistant manager] told me that this is more of a community club and I feel like they have done a lot for me to be here, and I just want to show them what I can do.

“For me it’s then paying them back and showing them what they did is a good thing. I just can’t wait to play in front of supporters again.”

U’s Land Experienced Skuse

Colchester United have signed experienced midfielder Cole Skuse on a two-year deal from Ipswich Town.

The 35-year-old leaves Portman Road after an eight-year stay that saw him make over 275 appearances.

Last season he appeared just four times, however, as he missed much of the season with a knee injury.



Director of football Tomy Humes said of the signing: “It’s fantastic for us to get Cole in and done so quickly.

“He’s a quality midfielder that will certainly add to what we have here already, but he’s also a great role model to have around our younger players.

“His standards and professionalism will always be extremely high and that can only be good for the other lads.”

Other Done Deals

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Jordan Rhodes [Sheffield Wednesday – Huddersfield Town] Free


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