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Derby County weigh up transfer move for 12-goal French striker

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Derby County are keen to make a January move for Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet, according to Football Insider.

The Rams have struggled to find the back of the net on a consistent basis this season which has seen them struggle to move away from the bottom half of the table.

Tom Lawrence is the current leading scorer at the club with five in all competitions, whilst Martyn Waghorn has four – and boss Phillip Cocu has now moved to bolster his options and bring in a new striker when the January transfer window opens.

Football Insider now claims that scouts from Pride Park have been in attendance to cast an eye over Gnanduillet, who has been impressing at Blackpool in League One.

Gnanduillet has 12 goals this term, netting five in his last four games which included a superb brace against AFC Wimbledon last weekend.

The Frenchman is out of contract at Blackpool next summer and it is understood that Derby feel they can agree a cut-price deal in the New Year.

The 27-year-old is not the only striker linked with a move to Derby of late – seeing TeamTALK report that Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes has been watched by club scouts.

The Verdict

A striker is certainly what Derby need but Wayne Rooney will surely bring in some needed goals when he arrives in January.

For a club that almost gained promotion last term under Frank Lampard, it is surprising to hear that they are linked with players from the Scottish Premier League and League One.

Not only would it be a challenge for the said striker to come in and impact a struggling front line, but time is not on Cocu’s side to get quick results.

Surely a more experienced striker would be better at this point…


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