Derby Counter attacker Andreas Weimann told the Derby Telegraph that the club’s determination to get back into the Premier League was one of the main factors behind his move to the club.
The 23-year-old Austrian was recently confirmed as a new signing for the club, as the Rams continue an early trend of making impressive signings before the official opening of the summer transfer window next week.
Weimann has spoken openly to the Derby Telegraph and has also admitted that the frankness manager Paul Clement showed in talks between the pair was a big factor in his decision making process.
“Obviously, the plan is to get promoted to the Premier League and that was the main factor for me coming here,” he said.
“I've had chats with the manager (Paul Clement) and other people around the club and everything seems really exciting. That’s why I wanted to come.”
Derby must aim high next season
Derby need to set their sights on at least a place in the top six of the Championship.
Clement has created a little bit of pressure for himself considering the impressive nature of the signings the club has made and his team need to adhere to it.
It’s also a high pressure situation because of how important the Premier League has become, with the new TV deal just around the corner.
Weimann has to stay sensible in his approach
There’s absolutely no harm in Derby aiming for the top flight because that’s the division the club deserves to be competing in.
Weimann need to keep his initial aims simple over pre-season because Derby are assembling a large squad and Clement has options if he thinks any of his players are thinking too far ahead and taking their eye off the ball in terms of improving their fitness.