Swindon Knock Mass Bid

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The BBC are reporting that Swindon Town have rejected a £600,000 (A$1,094,870) bid from Rotherham for young Aussie midfielder Massimo Luongo.

Town took 21-year-old Luongo on loan from Tottenham in March before paying £400,000 to sign him on a permanent contract six months later.

He made 53 appearances last season and was part of Australia’s squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Swindon chairman said the Millers’ offer for Luongo was a “long way short” of their own valuation.

The Sydney-born midfielder is contracted at the County Ground for another two years.

Rotherham were promoted to the Championship via the play-offs last season and have added 11 new players to their squad over the summer.

Craig MacKenzie

Craig started writing about Australian football in March 1979 and it has been an obsession ever since. He has a sports writing background with Fairfax, is the former editor of Soccer Action and for six years wrote for Goal! Weekly.  His work has been published on Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix websites and can be currently viewed on Football Federation Victoria's website.  Craig has twice won FFV's 'Story of the Year' award - 2010 & 2012

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