Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has shut down talk that the club’s youth players could be sold to raise money.
Money has become a major issue for the Rams recently, with plenty of talk of unpaid wages floating around.
Rob Dorsett at Sky Sports reported that Derby were looking to sell some of their best youngsters this month to deal with debts.
However, moments after taking over as Derby’s permanent manager, Rooney shut down that talk.
Rooney says he saw reports about young players having to be sold, said that wasn't the case. He wants the highly rated young players here to build around.
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Rooney has overseen three wins and four draws in his nine fixtures as temporary boss at Derby.
That’s landed him the full time role and his initial task will be to continue driving Derby up the Championship table after a rocky 2020/21 so far.
Currently, the Rams still sit in the relegation zone on goal difference having collected just 19 points so far this season.
Tomorrow, Derby take on Rotherham United at Pride Park.
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This is good to hear if you’re of a Derby persuasion.
The talk of selling off your youngsters to fund things is embarrassing and not something that’s going to sit right with fans. You should be focusing on building around those players.
Rooney recognises that and is right to shut things down.
It’s just want you want your manager to be like.
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