Breaking: Rotherham United closing in on deal to sign 22-year-old free agent as 8th signing

Breaking: Rotherham United closing in on deal to sign 22-year-old free agent as 8th signing

Derby County’s Louie Sibley and departing Barnsley man Jordan Williams have been ‘mentioned’ as potential Rotherham United targets this summer, according to Darren Witcoop on X.

Under Steve Evans’ direction, Rotherham United hopes to return straight from League One the following season and is eager to add players to the team. Prolific striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and seasoned defender Joe Rafferty have already been acquired by them after leaving Portsmouth and Peterborough United, respectively.

The Millers are currently working hard to add more talent to their ranks over the next several months after being relegated with a whimper from the Championship in 24th place during the previous campaign.

Reporter Witcoop reported on X that Sibley and Williams, along with midfielder George Byers and full-back Reece James, who all left Sheffield on Wednesday, might be two players on their radar in the most recent transfer update pertaining to the South Yorkshire team.

Rotherham United transfer plans

Sibley, 22, is scheduled to become a free agent as things stand when his contract with Derby County expires at the end of the next month.

The Rams, under Paul Warne, promoted the adaptable left-handed player from the third level, and as stated on their current retained list, they have extended an offer to him for a new contract.

Throughout his entire career, he has been signed by Pride Park. He has made 173 appearances across all competitions and contributed 20 goals, six of which came in the previous season.

Williams’ tenure at Barnsley is coming to an end, and he will be considering his options going forward.

The Huddersfield Town academy graduate is available for no fee if Rotherham United decides to make a move. He will officially become a free agent in late June.

In the previous two years, he assisted the Tykes in making it to the play-offs, but they were defeated by Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday.

Williams is currently looking for a new challenge, and if the Millers were to acquire him, he would provide their defensive unit more depth and competition.

What next?

Sibley will be considering his future and needs to respond to Derby County’s offer of an extension.

Williams will see what comes his way over the coming weeks and he looks to land himself a new club.

Rotherham United have made a couple of impressive acquisitions so far and are expected to be up there next season.

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