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European interest grows in forgotten Derby County man

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Three Eredivisie clubs are interested in signing Derby County’s Mike Te Wierik this month, with the Rams willing to let the defender leave, a report from Dutch outlet VI has claimed.

Te Wierik only joined Derby on a three-year deal from Groningen back in the summer transfer window, but has so far failed to really settle in at Pride Park.

The 28-year-old has made just four league appearances for the Rams, his last at the end of October, and it now seems as though his time in the Championship could be very brief indeed.

According to this latest report, Groningen are interested in re-signing Te Wierik this month, but face competition to do so from Dutch top-flight rivals Haracles and Fortuna Sittard.

It is also thought that St Pauli, who currently sit 17th in the German second-tier, are considering the possibility of a move for the centre back.

For their part, Derby are said to be willing to let Te Wierik leave this month, with the former Dutch Under 21 international told he can find a new club either on a loan or a permanent deal.

The Verdict

Things simply haven’t worked out for Te Wierik at Derby.

The centre back isn’t getting game time for the Rams right now, and never really impressed when he did earlier in the season.

It seems therefore, as though a parting of the ways could be best for all parties, and Groningen’s past links with him may put them in pole position to secure that signing this month.

That however, seems as though it will not be of huge concern to Derby, so long as a deal is completed one way or another.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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