Aston Villa and Derby fans react on Twitter to £2.75m Weimann transfer

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Derby County secured the transfer of Andreas Weimann on Thursday.

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.

New boss Tim Sherwood seemingly did not count on his services for the ensuing campaign, but Weimann and his potential ability to flourish in the Championship is a real coup for the Rams.

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:

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