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Millwall sign Ryan Tunnicliffe

Central midfielder joins on two-year deal...

29 July 2017

Millwall Football Club is pleased to announce that Ryan Tunnicliffe has joined the club on a two-year deal.

Tunnicliffe, 24, becomes Neil Harris' seventh summer signing and follows in the footsteps of Jake Cooper, who joined the club on Friday.

The central-midfielder started his career on the books at Manchester United, joining Fulham after loan spells at Peterborough United, Barnsley and Ipswich Town. Whilst at The Cottagers, Tunnicliffe had further temporary stays at Wigan Athletic (twice) and Blackburn Rovers.

"I'm delighted," Tunnicliffe told after successfully completing a medical and signing his contract. "It's been a long summer for myself and there's been a few days of negotiations, but it's done now and I can't wait to get going.

"I'm looking forward to getting into training on Monday and meeting all my new team-mates."

The midfielder has spent the summer as a free agent after his contract came to an end at Fulham in June, but after offers from elsewhere, Tunnicliffe cited Lions boss Harris as a big factor behind his move, as well as explaining what he will offer over the forthcoming campaign.

"It's been a tough summer being out-of-contract, but I spoke to Neil about the club and he really sold it to me - his passion was clear to see."

He added: "Hopefully I'll bring a lot of good stuff to the club! I wear my heart on my sleeve and I give 110% every game - I think the supporters will like that about me."

Harris, meanwhile, explained the reasoning behind bringing the 24-year-old to The Den. 

"Ryan's a player of huge pedigree. He's played first team football at Manchester United and done really well at Fulham at the top of The Championship last season.

"Again, we've had to be patient, but I met him a couple of weeks ago and got a really good feel for him. We had a great chat about how we go about our work and how I work with my players. He, like the rest of the players I've brought in, has got a point to prove.

"He's a Millwall-type midfield player - he can certainly put his foot in and he can run box-to-box, too. He's got a really good passing range as well. He'll complement our other midfield players well."

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