Derby County boss Paul Clement makes comment about his next potential transfer target

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Paul Clement has said Derby County’s next signing is most likely to be an attacking player.

Derby County head coach Paul Clement has told the Derby Telegraph the next signing he makes is most likely to be an attacker.

The former Real Madrid assistant manager insisted he is very happy with the current squad, but if someone else were to come in, it would most likely be an attacker.

‘’We are pretty much there with the squad,’’ Clement told the Derby Telegraph

‘’We may do one more thing and it would more than likely be an attacking player if we look to do anything, but I’m not sure we will.’’

Clement has added seven new faces to his squad this summer, with Burnley captain Jason Shackell being the latest, and looks content to go into the season with what he has.

Nevertheless, with Rams investor Brett Wilson insisting the club isn't done recruiting yet, and Clement hinting an attacker could be a target, it wouldn't be surprising to see more new faces before the transfer window closes – if not before the opening game against Bolton Wanderers.

Do Derby need another attacking player?

Although some Championship clubs could argue they boast a better defence than the East Midlands side, it’s fairly undisputable the Rams have the biggest attacking threat in the division.

Chris Martin, Johnny Russell, Tom Ince, Andreas Weimann, Darren Bent and Simon Dawkins are already at Clement’s disposal ahead of the coming season in attacking positions, so whoever comes in will have to willing to fight for their place.

The Rams only have two pre-season friendlies left, with Villarreal on Wednesday night and Burton Albion on Saturday, so Clement will be looking to the players to show why they deserve to be in the starting eleven against Bolton.

Any new signings from now, unless very high-profile, may have to wait their turn before breaking into Clement’s plans.

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