Report: Bristol City agree fee for Derby County forward Andreas Weimann

Andreas Weimann of Derby and Matt Doherty of Wolves in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby,...

Bristol City have been linked with Derby County’s Andreas Weimann

Andreas Weimann of Derby County crosses the ball past Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County at...

According to a report in the Daily Star, Bristol City have agreed a £2 million fee with Derby County for forward Andreas Weimann with boss Frank Lampard allowing him to go.

The Austrian forward joined the Rams from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015, but despite predominantly being a forward, he has often featured out on the wing.

Weimann has struggled to score goals and create assists during his time at Pride Park, but supporters have appreciated his non-stop running and the 100% effort he consistently puts in.

Andreas Weimann of Derby County celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on January 13, 2018 in...

Bristol City are seemingly looking for reinforcements this summer with several key players linked with an exit, and Weimann could be considered a potential replacement for coveted striker Bobby Reid.

The report in the Daily Star claims a fee has been agreed for the player, with Derby boss Lampard happy to sanction a deal as he looks to reshape his squad for the coming season.

It has been suggested that the Rams may have to sell first before buying this summer as they edge close to the Financial Fair Play limit, though many expected top scorer Matej Vydra would be the first out the door.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United in action with Andreas Weimann of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018...

Derby are seemingly paying the price for overspending in their bid to earn promotion to the Premier League, and Weimann’s potential exit will leave them fairly short in attacking wide options.

The 26-year-old has made a total of 77 league appearances for the east Midlands club, scoring a total of nine goals.

If Lampard is keen to implement a new possession-based style at the club, then allowing Weimann to join the Robins makes plenty of sense with the player far more suited to a counterattacking system.

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