Sky Bet Championship side Derby County have confirmed on their official website the signing of striker James Wilson on a season-long loan deal from Premier League outfit Manchester United.
The 20-year-old has been among the transfer speculation this summer, with several teams from the English Football League chasing the forward, but he has finally joined Nigel Pearson’s squad.
Wilson made his professional debut for Manchester United in May 2014, scoring his first two senior goals in the same game against Hull City.
The following season, the England Under-21 international made 17 appearances for the Red Devils in the 2014/15 campaign.
James Wilson already has Football League experience to his name as well, having spent last season on-loan with Championship Play-Off semi-finalists Brighton & Hove Albion, where he scored five goals in 25 games for the Seagulls.
He has been capped for England at several youth levels and scored his first goal for the under-21’s in September 2015 against the USA.
Derby County are currently sitting in 15th in the Championship after a 0-0 draw at home to Aston Villa on Saturday, but within the first four games of the 2016/17 campaign the Rams have just one goal to their tally, so manager Pearson will be hoping Wilson can help rectify this quickly.
Derby fans, what are your thoughts on the signing of James Wilson? Will he add the goals that perhaps you’re missing? Who else should Nigel Pearson be looking at before the transfer deadline? Let us know in the comments!