Leeds United have missed out on yet another one of their target as Derby County has hijacked the deal for Brentford‘s winger Florian Jozefzoon. The 27-year-old has gone through a medical at the Derbyshire club and the official announcement has been made. The Rams have finally started to make some moves in the transfer market as they have now acquired three impressive players in the form of Harry Wilson, Mason Mount and Jozefzoon.
The Dutchman was impressive for the Bee’s last season as he managed a tally of 7 goals and 7 assists in the Championship. Both Derby and Leeds United’s offer of £2.75m was accepted by Brentford, however, the player opted to move to Derby County and joined on a four-year deal. One cannot blame the winger as he might be of the opinion that the Rams are much better placed to qualify to the Premier League than the Whites.
Marcelo Bielsa is still looking to make his first permanent signing of the summer and Jozefzoon was extremely close to joining Elland Road. The team is in desperate need of attacking and creative force and the winger would have come in handy down the right side. Now with the winger joining Derby County, we look at 3 possible replacements the Peacocks can go after.
Adomah is a veteran of 336 games in the Championship and the right winger can be a good bet for the Whites. He managed a tally of 15 goals and 7 assists last season which helped Aston Villa reach the playoff finals. The Villans are in financial turmoil and it is expected that they will let go of some of their players in the transfer market. Bielsa can definitely make a move for him as he will be a healthy addition to the squad.
The Sunderland winger has even got the experience of playing in the top flight and he can be a handy addition for the Whites. The 27-year-old managed just one goal last campaign for the Black Cats, though, the whole Sunderland team collectively underperformed so it won’t be a right idea to judge the player on just last season’s performance. The winger had represented England at the u-20 level and his Premier League appearances came when he was with the Baggies.
Bielsa shares a good rapport with Pep Guardiola and it is expected that the Whites gaffer will have an edge over getting some of the talented Manchester City youngsters on loan. Diaz is certainly one of the budding attacking midfielder cum wingers Manchester City has and adding him will certainly benefit the player and the West Yorkshire outfit as he has plenty of talent to be a success at Elland Road.