Two Transfer Ins and One Transfer Out That Could Help Derby County’s Promotion Chances
With the new Championship Season not too far away, all the clubs are looking at their squads and working out as to who to sell and who to buy to make next season a success.
Derby County had a season of many highs and lows last campaign. It must be seen as a success that they made it into the playoffs but unfortunately, it’s a failure that they could not progress past Fulham into the final.
They then had a very bad end to the season when they found out that manager Gary Rowett moved to local rivals Stoke. They were then lifted again when they found out that Frank Lampard was taking over! It must be exhausting to be a Derby County fan.
Unfortunately, they also have had bad news in terms of finances and it seems like they will definitely be moving some players on to reduce their disproportionate wage bill. Here are three moves that may shape their transfer window:
It is likely that Derby will have to look to the loan market to recruit as they look to cut down on their net spend. The Chelsea youth team will be one that is very familiar to Lampard.
Izzy Brown has had a couple of fairly successful loans in the Championship with Huddersfield and Rotheram, and he might be looking to return to the league again and make a big difference. Derby could be the perfect place for him as they have a young attack where Izzy would fit right in.
Another possible loanee, Abraham would definitely get the goals that Derby would require to be a force in the Championship. It is a bit of a long-shot but Lampard may have the pulling power to bring these kind of young players to the club. He would be a fantastic signing for Derby.
Unfortunately, it is possible that one of the casualties of Derby’s financial problems could be league top-scorer Matej Vydra. He is not irreplaceable and would free up a large amount of money from their wage budget.
The fee that has been thrown around in the media is around £11million, which seems tiny for such a prolific goal-scorer but if Derby need the money, then they should sell the player.