Fortuna Sittard winger Tijjani Noslin reveals why he turned down the chance to join Millwall in the summer

Fortuna Sittard’s talented winger Tijjani Noslin has spoken out about his decision to turn down a move to Millwall during the summer. Speaking to Voetbal International, the 24-year-old Dutchman revealed that the Championship side were incredibly keen on his signature. Circumstances surrounding Fortuna impacted his decision to stay with the Eredivisie club.

Millwall reportedly made multiple offers for Noslin during the transfer window. It comes as no surprise seeing as he was one of the standout players in last season’s Fortuna squad, as they finished in 13th place. Noslin also had the chance to impress against Millwall in pre-season. He scored the winning goal against the Lions during his side’s 2-1 victory.

Fortuna rejected a €1m bid as they felt there was little time left to attract a replacement. ‘They offered a million,’ Tijjani Noslin said to VI. ‘I actually wanted to take the step, but after consultation with Fortuna I decided to stay. The club didn’t want to let me go. I thought: if things are that difficult, I would rather stay here for another year. I have a very good feeling with Fortuna, with this trainer. The fact that Millwall wanted me gives extra energy. I also see the fact that Fortuna turned down an offer as a compliment. From zero euros to a million in two years, that is special. I just have to keep going and keep my cup of tea. Who knows, maybe double figures will be offered for me in a while.’

Just two years ago, Tijjani Noslin was playing amateur football in the Netherlands whilst working as a delivery man. Now, he earns his living by delivering crosses to his teammates. So far this season he’s been successful at his job. Tijjani Noslin has scored one goal and provided one assist within the first five Eredivisie games of the season. Fortuna have had a super start to the campaign as they’re currently in fifth place without losing a game. It would come as no surprise if Millwall were to make another offer in January.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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