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Even though their transfer fees are not as massive as some from the other clubs, the Millers were quite busy in the market in the last couple of years especially. In 2016/17, they broke their own record by signing Jon Taylor from Peterborough for a reported fee of £540,000, which is still their most expensive arrival to date.
And Taylor eclipsed the former top-dog on the books, Danny Ward, who arrived from Huddersfield Town back in 2014/15 for a sum of £432,000. But interestingly enough, they did come fairly close to breaking the record once again in 2019/20 when they acquired the services of Freddie Ladapo from Plymouth Argyle for a reported fee of £504,000.
On the other hand, some of their departures have been much more expensive than that and even more importantly, some are still fairly fresh. Rotherham sold Will Vaulks to Cardiff City in 2019/20 for a club-record fee of £2.1m, surpassing that of Danny Ward, who was sold to the same club a couple of years prior to that for £1.6m.
Semi Ajayi was also moved on in 2019/20 and the defender made a switch to West Bromwich Albion for £1.4m to round off the top three departures from the club to date. It should also be noted that they made quite a bit of profit with most of their sales as the players were initially bought for a much smaller fee and were then sold for big money in the seasons further down the line.
Looking back, there are certainly a couple of transfers that clearly stand out. Firstly, of course, we have to mention the record breakers and record holders at the club and all of Taylor, Vaulks and Ward deserve to be included in the list.
But some of the transfers were extremely impactful regardless of how big of a fee had to be paid to get them over the line. We have to mention the likes of Lee Camp, who was incredible between the sticks ever since his arrival at the club in 2015 and all the way to 2017, or the transfer of the legendary Adam le Fondre who bagged goals for fun.
And how could we forget the free transfer of Michael Smith that turned into a bargain of a decade, quite literally. Needless to say, the list could go on and it just goes to show you how big of a club we’re talking about here.