Ex-Sunderland man turns down contract as Huddersfield, Cardiff and Blackpool eye Black Cats target

Ex-Sunderland captain George Honeyman has rejected a new deal at Hull City and looks set to join Championship rivals Millwall.

Monday, 27th June 2022, 2:21 pm

Honeyman rose through the ranks at the Academy of Light before breaking into the first team on a regular basis during the 2017-18 season, when Sunderland were in the Championship.

The Prudhoe-born attacking midfielder was then named captain by new manager Jack Ross as the club embarked on their first campaign in League One following back-to-back relegations.

Honeyman, 27, captained the club to two losses at Wembley Stadium. The first came in the Checkatrade Trophy final against Portsmouth, with the second coming just months later in the play-off final against Charlton Athletic.

George Honeyman

The midfielder was then sold to Hull City during the summer of 2019 where he has remained since, making 127 appearances in all competitions for the Tigers and captaining the club at times.

However, Honeymany now looks set to move south, with the former Sunderland man said to have rejected a new deal at Hull City in favour of a move to Championship rivals Millwall. Sunderland had been loosely linked with a move for Honeyman during the window.

What other transfer news is there from around the Championship?

Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Blackpool have joined the race to sign Everton defender and Sunderland target Jarrad Branthwaite. (The Daily Mail)

Leeds’ hunt for a new shot-stopper might take them to the Championship and Ben Foster. (The Daily Mail)

Preston North End midfielder Tom Bayliss is nearing a move to Shrewsbury Town. (Lancashire Evening Post)

After being released by Liverpool, Ben Woodburn is now training with Preston North End. (Various)