Report: Stoke want to sign Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos

Frank Lampard manager of Derby looks on during the Sky Bet Championship between Derby County and Swansea City at Pride Park Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Derby, England.

Derby County's Kelle Roos is out of contract and Championship rivals Stoke City, Hull City and Bristol City are all reportedly interested.

1st February 2019, Deepdale, Preston, England; EFL Championship football, Preston North End versus Derby County; Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos shouts instructions to his defenders

Championship clubs Stoke, Hull and Bristol City are interested in signing Kelle Roos with the goalkeeper facing an uncertain future at Derby County, as reported by Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old was forced to wait patiently for his chance at Pride Park, only making his Derby debut in January, five years after he joined the club from Nuneaton Town.

But Roos has seized his chance with both hands, keeping five clean sheets in 13 games while often keeping the veteran Scott Carson out of the starting XI.


With the Dutchman out of contract in the summer, Frank Lampard could be about to lose one of his players on a free.

Second tier rivals Stoke, Hull and Bristol City are all circling, hoping to snap up one of the league’s more underrated shot-stoppers without spending a penny.

Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos (21) clears the ball with Millwall midfielder Ben Marshall (44) closing during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Millwall at the...

Stoke potentially see Roos as a replacement for the England international Jack Butland.

The Sun reported earlier this year that Crystal Palace are planning a £15 million for Butland, whose international prospects won’t be helped by a second successive season of Championship football.

Roos could be a solid, if cheap, successor.

Jack Butland makes a save during an England training session on the eve of their international friendly against the Netherlands at St Georges Park on March 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent,...

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