Rangers and West Ham United are reportedly keen to raid Championship outfit Millwall for right-back Romeo.
There appears to be a bit of confusion today about reports linking Rangers and West Ham United with a summer move for Mahlon Romeo.
The Express claimed on Wednesday morning that the highly-rated Millwall right-back is a man in demand.
Rangers apparently see him as a potential replacement for influential captain James Tavernier, who is expected to be the subject of bids from below the border in the next few months. West Ham are reportedly smitten with Romeo, too, having scouted him in the Championship.
According to the Express, the 12-time Antigua and Barbuda international will be available for absolutely nothing this summer with his contract about to expire. But that might not be the case after all.
In June last year, Romeo signed a new ‘long-term’ contract with Millwall, according to the club’s official website. It was not specified how long the deal was but it seems fairly likely that it would exceed 12 months.
“I’m really pleased to extend my stay and really grateful to be at this club,” the defender said at the time.
So, contrary to popular belief, it seems that Rangers and West Ham will have to pay a fee if they want to sign Romeo this summer.