Tottenham, Leeds and Fulham are amongst a bunch of groups lining up summer time strikes for Derby County wonderkid Malcolm Ebiowei, based on a report.
The winger is out of contract on the finish of this season. It appears unlikely that he’s going to stick with the Rams for his or her upcoming League One rebuild.
Wayne Rooney has managed Derby because the begin of the season. He tried to carry out an incredible escape to be able to safe the Rams’ Championship stature.
Nonetheless, it sadly was not meant to be for Derby. They may play subsequent season within the third tier of English soccer.
There have nonetheless been some positives from this season that Rooney can take with him into League One, resembling their proficient academy graduates performing to a excessive commonplace within the Championship.
One of many gamers that has significantly impressed is Ebiowei. In response to WhoScored, the 18-year-old winger has achieved a median score of 6.89. It’s proof of a superb participant for the extent he’s enjoying at. He has additionally contributed to a few targets all through the marketing campaign.
As a consequence of his efficiency within the league, Ebiowei is being linked with a transfer away from Derby. In response to The Solar, in addition to Tottenham, Leeds and Fulham, the likes of RB Leipzig and Crystal Palace additionally monitoring his state of affairs.
The groups in query wish to bolster their academies and safe Ebiowei’s providers as he develops and matures into a greater participant.
Though as Ebiowei is barely 18, if a workforce does signal him, they should pay a compensation payment as a result of his age. The three groups that may obtain a portion of the payment are Derby, Rangers and Arsenal, whose academies he developed in.
Ebiowei incomes reward from Rooney
Rooney has spoken on the standard that the 18-year-old has and what it means for him to get his first purpose for Derby, which got here on the finish of April.
“Ebiowei has deserved a purpose, so I’m delighted for him as a result of his performances have deserved that,” he mentioned in response.
“It’s a optimistic for us getting him off the mark. It’s a disgrace there is just one recreation left. However I’m certain in his profession there will likely be much more.”
As a result of restrictions Derby discover themselves beneath, till they’ve a accomplished takeover, it isn’t doable for the workforce to supply extensions to contracts and even to new gamers they’d wish to signal.
The membership solely have 5 gamers contracted to them subsequent season. They’re dealing with a serious rebuild and restructure to be able to get the workforce again to the second tier.