‘I would be very happy to sign’ - Bialkowski keen on permanent Millwall switch as discussions continue
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Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski says he would be happy to join Millwall on a permanent deal.
The Polish stopper joined the Championship club on loan in January after a previously-agreed £900,000 move broke down due to the Lions' concerns regarding an historic knee injury.
Since making the move he has become a fixture in the Millwall side, firstly under Neil Harris and subsequently Gary Rowett, with the 31-year-old back to his best following a string of impressive performances which have made him a fans' favourite.
The Blues did have the option to recall their three-time player-of-the-year and potentially sell him to another club, as manager Paul Lambert looks to raise funds in January, but that clause expired on January 7 after no offers were received, meaning Bialkowski will remain at Millwall for the season.
And, in an ideal world, Bialkowski says he would like to remain with the club full-time.
"Absolutely, yeah," he said when asked if he would be interested in making the switch. "I've said I'm enjoying it and when you're enjoying something it's so much easier to make a decision.
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"Obviously it's not down to me. There are three parties involved in the situation. For me I can say I would be very happy if I signed here on a permanent deal."
Bialkowski continues to live in Ipswich where his family are settled, but also has an apartment near Millwall's Bromley training ground.
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It's understood there have been discussions between the two clubs regarding a permanent move, with Millwall keen to keep the goalkeeper, but that any deal is more likely to be completed in the summer.