With relegation to League One Sheffield United are desperate to bring down debts of £40m and the obvious way is to reduce their hefty wage bill.
And Darius Henderson was among the high earners they were keen to move on.
The opportunity to link up with Millwall back in the Championship appealed to the striker and he has penned a two-year contract with the Lions.
He has taken a substantial pay cut in moving to The Den, but claims he was willing to do so in order to help the Blades in their hour of need.
"Last season was the worst of my career," said Henderson.
"I hold myself personally responsible for United's relegation because I didn't play enough games or score enough goals to help keep them up.
"I would have been happy to stay in Sheffield but, equally, I didn't want to be a drain on their finances."