Preston snapped up Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Jayson Molumby on Tuesday night – but it all could have been so different.
North End have brought Molumby to Deepdale on loan until the end of the season, bolstering Alex Neil’s midfield options.
The 21-year-old returns to the Championship having spent last season on loan at Millwall, where he played a key role under Gary Rowett.
Molumby played 36 games for Millwall last season, but wasn’t able to really break into the Brighton side upon his return to the South Coast.
The Irishman will be hoping to impress during his loan spell at Preston, but he was the subject of a cash bid from Millwall before his move to Deepdale.
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London News Online report that Millwall made a club-record offer to sign Molumby permanently, but Brighton were unwilling to sell.
With Millwall seemingly not interested in another loan move, they shelved their interest – and that left Preston in the clear to sign Molumby until the end of the season.
Maybe Brighton’s stance will change in the future, and maybe Preston will run into Millwall again if Molumby becomes available on a permanent basis, but for now, North End will just be delighted to have him on board.