Millwall will not make a move to re-sign loanee centre-forward Kenneth Zohore this summer.
That’s according to the Lions boss Gary Rowett, who claimed in a recent interview with News at Den that the West Bromwich Albion striker is unlikely to be a target for Millwall in the upcoming transfer window as a result of the 27-year-old’s poor record of injuries.
The 47-year-old manager said: “I think just Ken’s fitness, really, and injuries would make it difficult to pursue that any further. It’s probably unlikely that we would go back in for Ken.”
While Zohore was a player who arrived at The Den last October with plenty of promise, with Neil Warnock claiming that the striker is a “manager’s dream” to work with, as well as having scored 26 goals and provided 10 assists over his 94 appearances in the Championship prior to linking up with Rowett’s side, the £2.25m-rated man ultimately failed to live up to expectations during his time in Bermondsey.
Over his 17 league appearances for the club, only 10 of which came as starts, the 27-year-old scored just two goals, registered no assists and created no big chances, in addition to missing three big chances set up by his teammates.
As such, while his returns were undeniably affected by spending two long spells on the sidelines due to injury, with the centre-forward missing games from October 28 to January 2 and then again February 13 to April 2, the news that Rowett is not planning on bringing the West Brom man back to the club this summer is likely to leave Millwall fans buzzing – as his £16,500-per-week wages could easily be spent on a more reliable option – both in terms of fitness and goalscoring – in the upcoming transfer window.