Wealdstone centre back, Joe Vaughan, 17, looks set to get his dream move to boyhood club, Millwall. Vaughan was a season ticket holder at Millwall until the 2008/09 season where he was successfully signed by local Ryman Premier club, Wealdstone FC after only one season in competitive football for Ruislip Rangers FC.
After a stunning performance in this years FA Cup, Vaughan captained his side to a stunning 3rd round appearence where they met big boys Manchester United. Revenue for the club soared and the club were able to develop their club and achieve promotion.
But it emerged yesterday that Vaughan was lined up to be Kenny Jackett's 30th signing and looks set to replace Zak Whitbread who has attracted interest from numerous clubs including Manchester City, Blackburn, Everton and Fulham. Jackett looks to pay £1.5mil for Vaughan and look to be the highest profile team interested in the late starter.
Millwall, who narrowly managed to escape relegation this year from the Championship finishing 16th, released the following statement this morning; "We are certainly interested in Joe, his natural ability to play in such an important position at this young age is fantastic and he can only improve. We are looking to spend just over one million for him and close links between us and Wealdstone make that the likely scenario."