Emerging tall backs are gold, SST. Miller would be playing at most other clubs. It's hard to think of many he wouldn't be playing at. Those not in the window can afford to develop someone like Miller at senior level.
It is certain that as at mid June 2022 other clubs are all over his form and development. And most of them need a tall back for next year. So it is certain that right now they are prepared to pay him. He's out of contract at the end of the season.
The question, then, is whether we're prepared to pay/play him. Right now we have a very good idea of whether we are. But we still have to test this. And that means that we may have to play him in the ones, even if Balta, Gibcus, Tarrant are fit. Not just for a game but a month.
But it's Big City Football season now. We want to settle our lineup and that means Balta, Tarrant, Gibcus in. So no opportunity for Miller.
This was the situation we faced only a few days ago. And then - the hand of fate.