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Böðvarsson lauds Lions' "ambition" after putting pen-to-paper

Read from Millwall's new Icelandic international...

12 July 2019

Millwall's fifth summer signing Jón Daði Böðvarsson can't wait to get started in a Millwall shirt - and has praised "massive factor" Neil Harris after joining The Lions.

The 27-year-old Icelandic international signed a long-term contract on Friday morning and swiftly moved to join his team-mates for training before flying out to Portugal for the club's pre-season training camp.

Speaking to, Böðvarsson spoke of his happiness in becoming a Millwall player, as well as detailing what Lions fans can expect to see during his time at The Den.

"I have known about Millwall's interest in me for quite a while now," he said. "I'm just really happy that it is finally finalised and I'm excited to crack on, meet with the lads and start the work.

"I like to think I am an honest player, I am hard-working and more of a team player than an individual. I like to score a lot of goals and work hard for the team to get us up the table."

Having joined The Lions from Reading and taken in a spell at Wolves earlier in his career, Böðvarsson knows a thing or two about a couple of current Millwall players.

The striker, who can also operate on the wing, explained how a familiar face assisted with his move, and also went on to commend boss Harris for his desire to bring the Icelander to SE16.

"I know Jed Wallace quite well, and obviously I was with Jake Cooper for a bit whilst at Reading. I spoke to Jed before I signed, and he was nothing but positive about the club, so that was good to hear and get a bit more feeling about things before I came here. It's also good to have players around me that I already know to adjust to things, a new club, a new environment.

"There are some exciting times to hopefully be had. There are some great signings coming in, and I like the club's vision. There's a real ambition for next season and the future. That's the environment I want to be in, a place that fits me and my style of play.

"Neil was a massive factor in the move, he was very interested in me for a long time. I had a chat with him before I signed here and I liked his ideas and what he expects from me and the rest of the squad."

With the squad jetting off to the Algarve on Friday and with a trio of pre-season friendlies on home soil still to come before the opening day of the campaign, Böðvarsson will have plenty of time to get up to speed - but the frontman is already looking forward to the visit of Preston North End.

"It's important for me to come in and get a pre-season in, so I can get the proper preparation and get to know the squad early doors. It will be good for me to build up my fitness.

"I can't wait for the first game of the season. I'm really looking forward to it, and I hope we can succeed."

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