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Report: Championship And League One Interest In Richie Towell

Report: Championship And League One Interest In Richie Towell
By PJ Browne Updated

A move for Richie Towell seems likely before the end of the transfer deadline later this month.

The Brighton midfielder spent last season on loan with Rotherham in League One, helping the club to promotion via the playoffs.

27-year-old Towell played 37 times in the league for Rotherham last season, scoring five goals and adding fives assists. Given his influence last season, the club is unsurprisingly interested in acquiring his services for the coming season.

The Sheffield Star reports that Rotherham manager Paul Warne is keen to bring in Towell and bolster some bare midfield options.

Warne said last month that it would in all likelihood be a loan move initially with a view to making it permanent. A possible stumbling block to that happening is Towell having just a year left on his contract with Brighton.

"Richie Towell is a possibility, I think the world of him,” Warne told It's Miller Time.

I speak to him regularly, I spoke to his manager last week, we speak to Brighton on a regular basis.

If we can agree the terms that is suitable to everyone then great, I have a lot of time for Richie.

It’s awkward because every time I phone him he still calls me gaffer.

Portsmouth are also apparently interested in the former Dundalk player. Though, Pompey being a rung below Rotherham in the league means that Championship side Rotherham are in pole position.

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