Millwall have been dealt a huge blow in their bid to bring Ryan Porteous to The Den this summer.
That’s according to a report by The Scottish Sun, who claim that Galatasaray are preparing a £1m plus add ons offer for the Hibernian centre-back in the coming weeks, with the Turkish side boasting the advantage of offering the 22-year-old the potential of playing Champions League football next season.
Millwall have also been credited with an interest in the Scotland U21 international this summer, and were believed to have had an offer of £1m rejected for the defender back in the January transfer window.
With Gary Rowett looking to build on a highly impressive 2020/21 campaign with Millwall next time around, the news of Galatasaray’s interest in one of the 47-year-old’s likely summer targets will undoubtedly come as gutting news for the Lions boss.
Indeed, the £630k-rated Porteous would very much appear to be an excellent addition to the Millwall backline ahead of next season, as the youngster was one of Jack Ross’ stars last term.
Over his 34 Scottish Premiership appearances for Hibs, the £2.7k-per-week centre-back helped his side keep 11 clean sheets, in addition to making an average of 1.5 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and winning 6.9 duels per fixture.
These returns saw the 22-year-old earn an average SofaScore match rating of 7.01, ranking him as the club’s seventh-best performer in the Scottish top-flight – playing a huge role in Hibs going on to seal a rather remarkable third-place finish in the league.
As such, if Galatasaray do indeed go on to sign the player whom Jack Ross dubbed a “brilliant” talent, it will be a huge blow for both Millwall and Rowett, as the club and manager will have to turn their attentions elsewhere in order to strengthen the Lions defence ahead of their upcoming campaign.