Sam Nombe Signing Smashes Rotherham United Record Transfer Fee

Rotherham United have confirmed that they have signed Exeter fan favourite, Sam Nombe. The fee is expected to be in the region of £1m but this hasn’t been confirmed. A chunk of the fee will go to Sam’s previous club MK Dons. Sam’s contract is for four years.

Former Exeter City boss and current Rotherham United manager said of the move:-

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.

Since joining in July 2021 Sam had made 85 appearances, he’s scored 27 goals and registered 12 assists. Importantly he helped Exeter City gain promotion from League Two to League One, giving Exeter City fans plenty of memories.

Exeter boss Gary Caldwell said of the departing Sam:-

Sam joined as the club’s record signing in 2021 and has made a massive contribution to the club in his time here.

It is in the best interest of the club that he moves for a substantial fee now, with less than a year left on his contract. There will be a replacement coming, but more importantly the transfer allows us to strengthen the squad overall and provide us with more depth.

There has been a large turnover of players this summer, which we knew was coming, but no individual player is bigger than our special football club. We have to keep building a strong connection between the supporters and this new group of players to make new heroes and create even more amazing moments throughout the season, with the attacking style of football we are looking to play.

Here’s a reminder of Sam’s contribution to the Grecians

Interview by the Rotherham United social media team–sam-looking-to-seize-second-tier-chance-following-club-record-deal/

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