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This player is surely Gary Rowett’s best piece of summer business



Derby County boss Gary Rowett took charge of his first transfer window as manager of the Rams this summer, and the former Birmingham City man will be delighted with the business he was able to conduct.

Despite the sales of Tom Ince and Will Hughes to the Premier League, Rowett has improved his squad this offseason, by replacing the departed pair, and adding further quality to his side.

The experienced Tom Huddlestone made a fairytale return to the Rams having progressed through the ranks of the East Midlands club, and Tom Lawrence was brought in to replace the goals of Ince.

The capture of former Manchester United youngster Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the coups of the window, with Rowett negotiating an incredible deal for the impressive Welshman.

The forward was phenomenal whilst on a season-long loan at Ipswich Town last season, and had been courted by a number of Championship and Premier League sides.

Selecting Derby as his next adventure surprised and delighted fans of the club, and the player may even represent an upgrade on Ince, who left to join Huddersfield Town.

Ince went for a fee in excess of £10 million, with Lawrence costing just half that fee.

The extra cash went towards improving the back-line and midfield, significantly upgrading the squad from last season.

Lawrence can exceed the figures achieved by Ince in the past few years, and with the potential of huge sell-on value, Lawrence is without a doubt, Derby’s deal of the summer.

Derby fans, who is your signing of the summer?

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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