A number of Derby County fans been reacting to the latest update that the Rams remain interested in SV Darmstadt forward Serdar Dursun, whist Wayne Rooney has two transfer lists drawn up for if the takeover goes through or not.
The Rams are in need of extra firepower up front to take some of the pressure off Martyn Waghorn and Colin Kazim-Richards, and Dursun has been in good form this season in the German second division with nine goals in 13 appearances. That suggests he would be a player full of confidence were he to arrive at Derby in January.
However, there is the issue over whether the Rams would be able to sign due to the new restrictions on signings imposed by Brexit rules. That could, in the end, hamper their ability to bring him to the club which would leave Rooney needing to assess other potential options to add to his attack.
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Derby are thought to have constructed a set of targets for if the takeover of the club goes through in time for the winter window, while they have also prepared a list of targets for if no takeover happens and they are left with their existing budget, per The Athletic reporter Ryan Conway.
Some Derby fans believe it would be a good move if they could get Dursun signed up, while others were a little more sceptical with one fan saying Rooney should just prepare his budget assuming the takeover will not happen.
Here then, we take a look at the best reactions on social media…
If the club are still keen on Durston, a player identified during the rein of the previous manager, I'll ask the question again (of the club rather than you really): who is in charge of recruiting players? Surely the useless and vastly overrated (by MM only) recruitment dept.
— Guy Pearson (@GuyPearson1) December 27, 2020
Looks like the board are willing to invest then with those comments! Hope it happens soon
— Wils (@PWils0n07) December 27, 2020
Sounds like 'if' the investment happens will determine the 'quality' of target and/or the avenue taken (permanent, free or loan). Personally….this season is about improving on the position having 'enough' to do so….next season go at it with endeavour in the transfer market.
— Ramraid_Against_The_Machine (@mark_orlow) December 27, 2020
Wayne might as well look to list without takeover Ryan it just ain't happening IMO
We might as well forget the shieks and carry on as we are
— Pat udall (@UdallJoyce) December 27, 2020
Can't wait for us to finally sign Dursun for more than what we could have. Would be the most ironic, Derby thing ever 😂
— THE Lewis Howkins (@Lewis_Howkins) December 27, 2020
We need goals and creativity. And probably some defensive cover given WR doesn’t seem keen on Te Weirik.
— Alex Fisher (@alexrdfisher) December 27, 2020
Sounds promising @Mart_Hobby fingers crossed!
— Farmer George's Milksheikh (@GeorgeLomas81) December 27, 2020