Rotherham United have broken their club transfer record for a second time this summer and have subsequently secured the services of forward Sam Nombe, who joins the club from Exeter City for a fee that will remain undisclosed, subject to EFL and FA ratification.
Having splashed out to land the signature of midfielder Christ Tiehi from Slovan Liberec earlier this month for what was then the highest fee paid out by the club, the Millers have once again strengthened their pack with the addition of highly-rated 24-year-old Nombe.
The Millers have been strong in their commitment to land the player which is not just represented by the financial outlay in the transfer fee, but also by the fact that the Croydon-born frontman has penned a four-year deal with the club which will run until the summer of 2027.
The former MK Dons man checks in at AESSEAL New York Stadium where he will link back up with his former boss Matt Taylor, with the pair having worked together as recently as last October at Exeter City.
Nombe fired home 17 goals for the Grecians in Sky Bet League One last season and has understandably had a number of suitors over the summer, but it is the Millers who have prevailed in the race to secure his services, by finalising the necessary paperwork on Thursday morning.
The marquee arrival will join up with his new teammates at Roundwood and be a part of the preparations for this weekend’s home clash with Norwich City at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
A squad number has not yet been confirmed.
Everyone at Rotherham United would like to welcome Sam to the club and wish him all the best for his time spent in Millers colours.
Rotherham United manager Matt Taylor told www.themillers.co.uk:
“We’re pleased to welcome him to the football club, he’ll improve our attacking options and I’m looking forward to working with Sam again.
“He has pace and power, he’s a ‘Rotherham United’ player who has scored goals consistently over the last few seasons.
“We could have loaned a player from a Premier League club, but we want to progress and I see Sam as a good investment, not just for now but for the coming seasons as well.
“He’s a good character and he’ll take on the challenge, which is what I stand for and the club stands for. He’s a certain type of profile and one we’ve been looking for.”