Report: Derby agree deal with Timi Elsnik

Derby County have reportedly agreed a deal for Slovenian youngster Timi Elsnik.

Elsnik, just 16, is a left-footed winger who currently players for NK Aluminij in his native country.

A star for his nation at youth level, and currently a fixture in the Under-19 side despite his age, a report in NogoMania has claimed that he has been with the Rams for the last few days, and has finally agreed terms ahead of a summer transfer to the iPro Stadium.

Due to his young age, and having never made a senior competitive appearance, it is likely that Elsnik has been signed to head into Derby’s youth team, although a first-team debut could not be too far away if Steve McClaren remains in charge for next season.

The Rams head coach has shown a willingness to look towards youth when necessary, and Elsnik has clearly favoured a move to the Midlands with this in mind.

The same report indicates that Slovenian giants, and frequent Champions League competitors, Maribor have also been tracking the youngster, as they look to stock up their roster with local talent for the future.

Nominally a left-footed right-sided winger, Elsnik is frequently found patrolling all across the front three positions, as well as in a striking role if needs be. However, it is his creative talents that are the brightest side of his game, and he is just one of many stars in Slovenia’s youth sides.

He has played against England previously, in a 3-1 defeat at Under-17 level, in which Elsnik assisted Jan Mlakar for Slovenia’s only goal of the game.

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