Jamie Shackleton could join Millwall permanently in 2023 after loan from Leeds United
Leeds United have agreed a deal for Jamie Shackleton to join Millwall on a season-long loan, with an option to make the deal permanent next summer according to Yorkshire Evening Post.
Shackleton came through the Thorp Arch academy and has made over 75 first-team appearances for the club, but wants more regular first-team football and will undergo a medical on Tuesday.
A loan with Championship side Millwall has been agreed, which will see him reunited with Charlie Cresswell who joined the south London club earlier this summer.
According to YEP (July 18) there is a difference in their two loan deals though. Similarly to Tyler Roberts’ loan to QPR, there is a buy-option for Millwall to be able to make Shackleton’s loan permanent next summer.
No fee is mentioned but the player will have one-year remaining on his deal by the end of the loan deal in 2023.
The summer transfer window has been a big success for the Whites so far and this deal is further proof of that being the case.
Shackleton has been a fine squad player so far during his career, but the 22-year-old is now surplus to requirements at Elland Road following the arrivals of several players during the window.
Jesse Marsch has taken a different approach with the younger players in the squad this summer, opting to allow them to leave rather than keeping them as back-up and Shackleton will now look to make an impact at the New Den.
Some good performances will likely see the club trigger his buy option which will see Leeds bring in some cash for a player they had no interest in using and would be in the final year of his deal.
If he doesn’t shine while away, it’ll show that he isn’t good enough for Elland Road anyway. Regardless, Shackleton’s time at Elland Road is likely over and the club have secured a good deal for him and themselves.
In other Leeds news, £34m ace now seen as “priority target” for Whites in attack