Derby County (@dcfcofficial) June 18, 2015
As per the official Twitter account of Derby County, Austrian international Andreas Weimann has posed for the cameras after trading Aston Villa for the promotion chasing Rams
The Birmingham Mail covered the story before it was made official, printing in their Midlands tabloid that Weimann had agreed a four-year contract at Derby, with Villa pocketing £2.75 million from the deal.
The energetic striker made 20 Premier League starts for Villa last term, but following the sacking of Paul Lambert he gradually fell out of favour towards the end.
The East Midlands outfit are among the favourites for promotion this term, and the signings of Darren Bent, Alex Pearce, Scott Carson and now Weimann is real signal of intent.
The 23-year-old can play in a wide range of attacking positions, but at the Ipro he is likely to play as a wide forward in Paul Clement’s expected system of either a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation.
Following the news of local multimillionaire Mel Morris taking over a large share of the Rams, it’s exciting times for Derby and Championship promotion is very much the main aim this season.
Here is how both sets of supporters reacted to the confirmation of Weimann’s transfer on Twitter:
Weimann signed! Delighted with that - I don't think you can ask for much more at Championship level. Martin, Bent & now Weimann #DCFC— Stephen Pickering (@StephenPaul91) June 18, 2015
Weimann, integral to Lambert's reign, Sherwood ships him out at first opportunity. Love you Tim! #avfc— Rob Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) June 18, 2015
Sherwood & Aston Villa are doing some real business by selling Weimann and letting go Bent & others - first step towards squad rebuilding.— GP (@AFCPrime) June 18, 2015
£2.5M for Weimann? Not bad at all. We got Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards for the same amount. #avfc— Ben (@TurnCruyff) June 18, 2015
As if Derby have signed Weimann, can see them winning the league easily next season #dcfc— Charlie (@ninetiseven) June 18, 2015
T'ra Weimann. As happy as I am he's leaving Villa, I think he'll do well at Derby, in his natural position. Him and Bent upfront = goals— adam (@AdamAVFC_) June 18, 2015
Weimann is some signing for Derby. Real coup.— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) June 18, 2015