Report: Aston Villa star Andreas Weimann pens four-year contract with Derby in £2.75m deal

Derby County have been tracking Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann for some time.

According to the latest reports in the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann has agreed to join Derby County in a £2.75 million deal.

The Championship promotion hopefuls have been heavily linked with the forward for the past month as they bid to recover from last season’s disappointing finish with strong summer recruiting.

The Austrian international made 20 Premier League starts last season, though a rather mediocre return of just three goals ultimately saw him fall out of favour with Tim Sherwood.

The new Villa boss is planning on freshening up his squad this summer and with just one year left on Weimann’s contract, the Villains have decided to allow him to move on.

“Aston Villa striker Andi Weimann has agreed to join Derby County in a £2.75 million deal. He has signed a four-year deal with the Championship club as new boss Paul Clement tries to mount a fresh promotion push” the report states.

Weimann becomes the Rams fourth summer signing, joining Darren Bent, Alex Pearce and Scott Carson at the iPro Stadium under newly-appointed head coach Paul Clement.

The 23-year-old is predominantly a striker, though he is capable of playing in a number of attacking roles and has the potential to strike a formidable partnership with popular centre-forward Chris Martin.

He scored a total of 24 goals in 91 starts at Villa Park, and a positive campaign with the Rams could see him return to the West Midlands outfit as an opposing player in the not too distant future.

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