Rangers target Jake Cooper has confirmed that publicly-held data about him is wrong, and that rather than being a freebie this summer, the Millwall defender has another year to run after the next window.
Previously-held information, particularly on well-respected Dutch stats site transfermarkt, revealed Cooper’s contract expires this summer, only for the big English stopper himself to counterclaim that:
It goes to show even respected and reliable sources of information get things wrong, but as Cooper explains, Millwall keep their contract terms private, something Ibrox Noise noted when looking up information on the deal Cooper signed.
The only number we could find was indeed on TM, and their information is usually pretty good.
But no, the big defender would cost Rangers money if Michael Beale was interested in going back in for him this summer, with a fee of around £3M+ being likely given he is in the last 18 months of his deal.
London sources claim he’s started contract negotiations with the Den on a deal extension, but we can’t see too many others corroborating that information, in fact nobody. Which doesn’t mean it’s not true, but a throwaway line in a single report doesn’t exact confirm anything.
Is he one Beale would want? Well he faced him as Queens Park Rangers manager so he’ll know up close and personal if Cooper is worth going in for, but then we’ve only been linked to the lad for the best part of five years and what’s another five for the sake of it.
We can’t see this one happening, in all honesty. He says he’s ‘very much a Millwall player’ so we can’t see any sign of him wanting to move on.