Friday, 21 Sep 2018
Sport

How Florian Jozefzoon became a Derby County player

Derby County has signed Florent Jozefzoon from Brentford

The 27-year-old is transferring to the Rams for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three-year contract.

Jozefzoon had a medical examination on Thursday and becomes Frank Lampard's third signer of the summer after Mason Mount and Harry Wilson were inducted for a season by Chelsea and Liverpool.

Lampard says he's followed Jozefzoon since he was appointed Derby County Manager

"Florian is a player I've been following since I got the job here, so it's awesome that we can do the deal, "said Lampard

" I saw him last season in Brentford and he's an exciting player. "

" He's ready to run behind defenders, so his speed and creativity another really strong addition to our team.

"I think he's at a prime age and I'm sure he can bring all of his outstanding qualities to Derby County."

Florian Jozefzoon signs for Derby County

Brentfords Boss Dean Smith had a few eulogies the 27-year-old after moving to Derby, though bel

"I want to thank Florian for his contributions over the last 18 months," said Smith.

"He signed in January 2017 and his first game against Villa has brought us all insights into his potential.

" Last season was particularly fruitful in terms of goals and assists.

  Florian Jozefzoon moves from Brentford to Derby County

Florian Jozefzoon moves to Derby County from Brentford

"But with just one season of his current contract, we have an offer assumed that corresponds to our rating.

"The early signature of Saïd Benrahma, as well as Sergi Canós and Ollie Watkins, makes us very strong in this area and facilitates the departure of Florian. "

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