Rotherham United loan deal for £8 million wide man Arvin Appiah

The former Nottingham Forest winger has been playing in Spain.
Millers new boy Arvin Appiah. Picture: Finlay GodbehereMillers new boy Arvin Appiah. Picture: Finlay Godbehere
Millers new boy Arvin Appiah. Picture: Finlay Godbehere

ROTHERHAM United today made their 11th signing of the summer as they brought in a winger who once commanded a fee of £8 million.

On the day they sold midfielder Ben Wiles to Championship rivals Huddersfield Town, the Millers have landed Arvin Appiah on a season-long loan from Spanish side Almeria.

The 22-year-old shot to prominence with Nottingham Forest in the 2018/19 campaign and was attracting attention from Manchester United before he opted for a new challenge in Spain.

Earlier today, Rotherham were pushing to register him in time for him to be eligible for tomorrow's visit to AESSEAL New York Stadium of second-tier pace-setters Leicester City.

It hasn't been revealed if they hit the noon deadline.

Appiah's four years in Spain didn't work out as he made only 88 appearances in total and went out on loan to Lugo, Tenerife and Malaga.

His contract with Almeria expires at the end of this season and the Dutch-born flier, who moved to Nottingham, when he was six is looking to reignite his career back in England.

Appiah has played at New York before, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute for Forest in a 2-1 Championship defeat at the hands of Rotherham in April 2019.

The England under-19 international featured eight times for the City Ground outfit after coming through the youth ranks, scoring one goal

Millers manager Matt Taylor is looking to bring in around three more new recruits before next Friday's close of the transfer window.