According to reports from Football Insider, Derby County are keen on signing Brighton and Hove Albion forward Jurgen Locadia before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The 25-year-0ld has endured a mixed spell in England during his move to the AMEX Stadium in 2018, scoring just six goals in a total of 41 games for the Seagulls.
But with Graham Potter’s side recently completing the signing of Brentford star Neal Maupay, Locadia is likely to be pushed even further down the pecking order, with Derby reportedly keen on the forward.
Locadia is no stranger to Rams boss Phillip Cocu – the pair worked together at PSV Eindhoven, where the striker netted 47 goals in a total of 127 league appearances for the Eredivisie side.
Having been such an important player for Cocu during his time with PSV, there’s no wonder why Derby are supposedly keen on signing the towering front-man, who still has three years left on his contract at the AMEX.
Here, we take a look at Derby fans’ reactions to this potential signing…
I just cant see this one, it's a winger and attacking midfielder were in need of
— nick wragg (@wragg_nick) August 7, 2019
I think he can play on the wing but then again I only got that off Wikipedia ????
— CalDCFC (@Callum_DCFC11) August 7, 2019
— ᗪᗩᑎ ᗯᗩᒪᒪᔕ (@Dan_Walls_) August 7, 2019
The link to Locadia makes me think this is potentially likely, too. JL did so well in that 4-3-3 under Cocu and could play as a winger or a striker.
— Rob (@Nuwtfly) August 7, 2019
Not a chance and don’t need him
— ً (@dcfcTomm) August 7, 2019
Can’t see it, but not confident of going the season with Waghorn and Marriott (who always seems to be injured)
— GC (@Feisty1UAre) August 7, 2019
Locadia would be saucy. #dcfc
— Olly Potts (@Real_OllyPotts) August 7, 2019
I feel for Marriott, because he's an excellent striker. The problem is there's little room for him in a 4-3-3. Cocu knows Locadia very well, and he's played across the front three all his career. Waghorn needs balls to feet – lost count of amount of times he was out-jumped Mon.
— Richard Cusack (@RichardCusackBM) August 7, 2019