It was being reported that Czech winger Jiri Skalak was on the verge of completing a move to Millwall yesterday.
The Argus claimed that they understood a fee had now been agreed between both Brighton and Millwall for the 26-year-old wide man and all that remained to be sorted were the personal terms on his deal.
The player hasn’t made a league appearance in 15 odd months but has attracted a number of bids from Championship sides given his performances at that level previously and with Brighton strengthening as we have done this summer, it makes sense to move him on and help balance the books somewhat but I doubt we’ll be getting a huge fee for him.
With Connor Goldson moving on to Rangers earlier this summer, now the possibility of Skalak heading out the door, coupled with the reports of a joint bid from Hull City for Skalak and Oliver Norwood being rejected – we might have hit the stage of the summer where arrivals are now minimal and departures take over.
Again though, departures are necessary to offset our spending and ensure we remain within Financial Fair Play regulations so we can continue to sensible grow in the top-flight and improve as a club at all levels.