The midfielder could be the latest Australian player to continue his career overseas
English Championship side Millwall are reportedly preparing to bid for Newcastle Jets captain Ruben Zadkovich.
The 27-year-old has attracted the attention of new Lions manager Steve Lomas following his impressive form at the Hunter Stadium in recent months that earned him a place in Holger Osieck’s Australia squad for the disappointing East Asian Cup campaign.
Zadkovich holds a Croatian passport meaning there would be no complications over obtaining a visa, but it’s unclear whether he would be willing to leave the Jets so soon after being handed the club captaincy by coach Gary van Egmond in the wake of Jobe Wheelhouse’s departure.
He returns to pre-season training this week following an extended break with Millwall’s interest ringing in his ears and the possibility of joining fellow Socceroos Shane Lowry and Scott McDonald at the New Den for a second crack at English football after a nightmare two-year stint at Derby.
That being said Jets CEO Robbie Middleby claims he is unaware of any clubs wanting to sign Zadkovich but will fight tooth and nail to keep him should an offer come in.
“I’ve heard nothing from them at all, and two months out from the season the last thing we would want would be to lose our captain,” Middleby told Fox Sports on Sunday.