Derby County have reportedly agreed a £4.5 million fee for Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 24 yer old has spent the last four seasons out on loan but is finally set for a permanent move away from Anfield to Pride Park.

The Echo reports the deal is worth more than £2m with the extra payments due when achievable targets are reached. An initial £1 million approach was rejected by Liverpool last week.

Wisdom spent a season on loan at Country back in 2013/14 where he made 34 appearances, including in the Play-Off final when they lost to QPR thanks to a famous last-minute strike from Booby Zamora.

Making just 14 appearances for Liverpool since his senior debut in 2012, he has also had loan spells at West Brom, Norwich City, and most recently at Red Bull Salzburg where who won the Austrian league title and cup double last season.

It’s understood that the Leeds born player also raised interest from Birmingham and Celtic, but Derby boss Gary Rowett has been influential in bringing the player to a club he already knows well.

Wisdom came through the youth ranks at Bradford City before making a move to the Liverpool academy in 2008. He was a prolific play for England in his youth years making a combined 37 appearances between U16 and U21 level.

Derby have already added former Hull City captain Curtis Davies to their defensive ranks this summer, after joining the Rams for a fee of around £500,000 after the Tigers relegation to the Championship.


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