Derby County Opinion – Rams in for Martin Skrtel – Good Move?
According to a report in Stoke Sentinel, Derby County are looking to make a ambitious move to sign former Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel during this transfer window.
The Slovakian international, who worked with current Rams manager Philip Cocu at Fenerbahce, is a free agent right now. If the club want to sign him, the wage and agent fee are the only things that needs to be agreed to. (h/t Stoke Sentinel)
The 34-year-old, who played over 300 games for Liverpool back in the day, has probably one or two more years of top-level football left in him. Here’s why Derby would be right to sign the centre-back during this transfer window:
Skrtel’s experience would be good for the Rams
Martin Skrtel is a highly-experienced centre-back, who has played innumerable amount of games around Europe and for the national team, coming out with impressive returns.
If we just analyse his performances when he was in England playing for Liverpool, the 34-year-old always had that “body on the line” type of attitude while defending.
He is one of those centre-backs who hates conceding goals. His strong physicality, astute defending in one-on-one situations, great game-reading abilities and experience of playing several pressure games would help a lot in enhancing the quality of any team he plays for.
For that reason, Derby County should sign Skrtel during this transfer window and use him for the next couple of seasons. His experience, know-how and propensities would certainly solidify the Rams’ backline.
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All in all, we can conclude by saying that Derby are right in looking to sign Martin Skrtel. They just need to complete this deal in the coming days.