Derby County are set to reignite their interest in SV Darmstadt forward Serdar Dursun in 2021, according to reports from The Athletic.
Derby were linked with the signing of Dursun towards the latter stages of the transfer window, as Phillip Cocu looked to add more firepower to his squad.
Dursun scored 19 goals in 36 games for Darmstadt last term, and looked to be a ready-made replacement for Chris Martin, who departed Pride Park at the end of last season upon the expiration of his contract.
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Derby, though, had three bids reportedly rejected for the striker over the course of the window, failing to get a deal over the line for the 28-year-old.
The club then signed Colin Kazim-Richards on a free transfer, but allowed Jack Marriott to join Sheffield Wednesday on loan on Deadline Day.
According to The Athletic, Derby will look to reignite their interest in Dursun in 2021, as Cocu looking to bolster his side’s attacking options.
It remains to be seen whether Derby reignite their interest in Dursun in January, or wait until next summer.
Derby will be disappointed to have missed out on Dursun, but at least they managed to bring in Kazim-Richards.
Dursun’s goalscoring record in Germany is impressive, and he will be keen to replicate that in England if he does make the move to Pride Park.
He’s in his prime, he has attributed that would make him fit into Cocu’s style of play, and fans will be excited to see if they can sign him next year.