Finnish minister Timo Soini suggested Brexit could be negotiated at Millwall's ground
Following talks with Mr Davis, Finland’s foreign minister Timo Soini called for “constructive” divorce negotiations between the EU and Britain in order to achieve “a good deal”.
Mr Soini also suggested he could become a key ally during exit negotiations due to his regular trips to London to support League One side Millwall.
The politician has previously been described as a ‘die-hard’ fan of the south London club, whose supporters famously sing “no one likes us, we don’t care”.
As a really good friend of football – and a very particular team – I will come over to London on a regular basis
Finnish minister Timo Soini
Speaking at a joint press conference, Mr Soini said: “We want to conduct the negotiation in a constructive spirit but there must be a balance between the rights and obligations.
“We know this won’t be the last time we are talking about the topic and I appreciate that the UK came over to Finland.
“As a really good friend of football – and a very particular team – I will come over to London on a regular basis, and sometimes we can even talk about Brexit.”
Timo Soini has been described a 'die-hard' fan of the club
The Finnish minister called for 'constructive' talks
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In response, Mr Davis quipped he would “look forward” to an invitation to Millwall’s New Den ground the next time Mr Soini attends a match.
The Brexit Secretary added: “This is one of my earliest foreign trips as Brexit Secretary and it's good that I was able to come to Finland which has been an ally of ours and a friend of ours inside the EU for a long time.
“We have very many common interests; commercial, defence, security all the things that matter most to people. We are on the same page really.
“We've actually had very, very friendly amicable discussions.
"That’s very important because the atmosphere of these discussions, we all hope, will be constructive from beginning to end."
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He added: “There is an outcome for this which is good for Britain and good for the EU. And we want that, we want a successful EU.
“We want our next door neighbour to be highly successful, highly stable, highly safe.”