Rotherham United: Medical holds key to Millers deal for Kelvin Wilson

Kelvin Wilson up against Mirco Antenucci
Kelvin Wilson up against Mirco Antenucci

A Rotherham United contract for former Champions League centre-half Kelvin Wilson hinges on the outcome of the player’s medical.

Wilson was undergoing tests this afternoon, and he is expected to sign a deal if the results, expected back tonight or tomorrow morning, show up no issues.

Barring late snags, an announcement could be made by the Championship Millers tomorrow.

The 30-year-old free agent, who played in Europe’s top club competition when he was with Celtic, is a proven performer in the English second tier with Nottingham Forest who paid the Scottish giants £2.5 million for his services in 2013.

He had a chequered fitness record in the last three seasons at the City Ground, undergoing back surgery in November 2013, and was released in the summer after making 40 Championship starts.

However in a previous Forest spell, before he joined Celtic, he racked up 123 league appearances in four years.

Grant Ward in action for the Millers against Ipswich

Grant Ward in action for the Millers against Ipswich

Last week, League One Coventry City were in advanced talks with him but, once the Millers made their interest known, Wilson’s preferred destination became AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Rotherham, gearing up for Saturday’s opening-day home clash with Wolves, are also believed to be targeting Swedish international striker Christoffer Nyman.

Nyman, 23, who has played for his country’s senior side four times, has hit eight goals in 16 games for IFK Norrkoping in Sweden’s top division this season.

Overall, he has scored 34 times in 99 starts and 44 sub appearances for Norrkoping since making his debut in 2011.

Grant Ward won’t be wearing a Millers shirt next season after joining Championship rivals Ipswich Town on a three-year deal.

The right midfielder, 21, did well for Rotherham last year on loan and there had been contact between the Millers and his parent club, Premier League Spurs, about a New York return.

He opted to join the Tractor Boys who are thought to have initiially paid around £600,000 for his services, with add-ons potentially taking the fee past £700,000.

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