Millwall first-team coach would be “devastated” if Jed Wallace makes West Brom switch – South London News
Millwall first-team coach Paul Robinson has admitted that he would be “devastated” if Jed Wallace was to join West Brom – but revealed “nothing is done yet”.
The Lions star is out of contract this summer and will be on the radar of a lot of clubs including the Baggies.
The South London club confirmed when announcing their retained list that Wallace had been offered a new contract.
The 28-year-old has scored 42 goals in 229 appearances with Millwall over three separate spells before making The Den his permanent home in 2017.
Robinson told the Baggies Broadcast Podcast: “I can see why Jed is liked by a lot of teams. He is a top player. He is a runner. And he has got great ability when it comes to scoring goals and assisting goals.
“For us [Millwall] he would be a massive loss and I really hope he stays with us. He is a massive character to have around the training ground.
“But he is a great signing for another club if he chooses to do that. Only Jed will know what he wants to do. It’s his decision and what’s right for him and his family.
“If he does go to West Brom I will be devastated but I will be delighted for Jed because I’ll know he’ll be signing for a great club and I’ll be phoning him to tell him what a great club it is. But nothing is done yet. I am still hoping he will stay a Millwall player and by the time it gets to pre-season he is with us.
“If not I will give him a call to wish him all the best and to stay in touch with him. He’s a fantastic player. Whatever happens will be Jed’s decision and I, unfortunately, can’t change that.
“He’s a runner. He has energy and he has quality. His set-piece delivery is always on point. He does all the dirty work for his teammates.
“Those types of players are missing these days, you don’t see that a lot. If he loses the ball he runs back 40 yards to help his defense. He is the type of guy that gives his all for the team.”