Derby County have beaten Leeds United to the signing of tricky winger Florian Jozefzoon from Brentford. The Dutchman has made the move to Pride Park for an undisclosed fee, where he has penned a three-year contract with the club.

Whilst this serves as another major blow to Leeds, who are desperate for new faces to boost Marcelo Bielsa’s squad at Elland Road, this resembles a strong acquisition for Frank Lampard to his Rams roster. Harry Wilson and Mason Mount have already signed on loan, and now adding Jozefzoon means their attacking line up is looking stronger by the day.

27-year-old Jozefzoon told the official club website of his excitement at making the transfer,

“They have a really good squad, a new manager who has a lot of experience as a player and knows a lot of big trainers.

“I’m excited for the challenge to come here, to join them and see what the season will bring.

“He was a big player and now in his first job as a trainer so of course, I am excited. He always made a name for himself and I think he was the best scoring midfielder.”

Lampard is also delighted to get this deal across the line, saying he has been keeping tabs on the player for a little while now,

“Florian is a player that I have been tracking since I first got the job here so it’s fantastic for us to get the deal done.

“I watched him at Brentford last season and he is an exciting player. He is willing to run at and in behind defenders so his speed and creativity make him another really strong addition to our squad.

“At 27 I think he’s in a prime age and I am sure he can bring all his excellent qualities to Derby County.”

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