Will Vaulks close to leaving Rotherham United in big-money deal

By David Beddows | 18/06/2019

Will Vaulks close to leaving Rotherham United in big-money deal

MIDFIELDER Will Vaulks' departure from Rotherham United looks set to be completed within days.

We understand the Millers are close to reaching an agreement with Cardiff City for the 25-year-old, ending the Welsh international's three-year stay at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The move would make sense for Vaulks, satisfying his desire to stay in the Championship and giving him a good base to push his claims for more recognition with Wales.

Cardiff manager and former Millers boss Neil Warnock is an admirer, although he had actually left the AESSEAL New York Stadium by the time Vaulks was signed from Falkirk by his successor, Alan Stubbs, in the summer of 2016.

Falkirk are due a sell-on from the transfer fee, which unconfirmed reports state could rise to as high as £3.5 million after add-ons.

Finance is hardly likely to be an issue for Cardiff, who can expect to receive around £40m in parachute payments this coming season after relegation from the Premier League.

Vaulks, who is on holiday in Barbados, has a year left to run on his Rotherham contract.

Speaking to the Advertiser last week, Millers assistant manager Richie Barker said: "It is an important time in Will's life and an important time in his career, and he is now an international footballer. Whatever decision he makes, both football wise and financially, is important for him and the club.”

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