According to the Derby Telegraph, Derby are targeting former Norwich and current Bosnian international centre-back Dario Dumic this summer. He currently plays for Dutch side NEC who have just been relegated from the Dutch Eredivisie.

Dario Dumic signed for the Norwich City youth academy nine years ago at the age of 16. He then went on to sign his first professional contract just one year later for Norwich. Dumic only played a handful of games for Norwich but most of them were pre-season friendlies. His most notable game for the Canaries was in the EFL Trophy against Swindon Town, which Norwich won 5-3 on penalties.

In 2010 Dumic moved to Denmark and joined Brondby IF, who play in the Alka Superliga, on a free transfer. He spent a massive six years at the Danish side and while there he made 106 first team appearances and scored three league goals before he moved on to Dutch side NEC last year.

The 25-year-old initially signed for NEC on a six-month loan. Dumic then signed on a permanent basis when his load deal expired. He’s already made 55 appearances for NEC and he’s scored a few more than he did at Brondby having currently scored five goals. He still has two years left on his contract but he’s looking for a move away. This is due to NEC not being able to afford his wage after relegation from the Dutch Eredivisie.

Dumic also got a call-up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina international squad this year and did make one appearance for his country.

He’s actually got a link with The Rams. When he was at Norwich he played with current Derby striker Chris Martin. This could prove to be a factor in where Dumic chooses to go. Also reports from Sportske in Bosnia are suggesting that both RC Genk and AZ Alkmaar are very interested in Dumic. Both these clubs could seriously challenge Derby for the player should they choose to bid.


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