DERBY TO GET REID, DAVIES TO LEAVE?
There are reports that Derby County are targeting Bristol City man Bobby Reid this summer. Derby new manager Frank Lampard is looking at spending money to get the Robins’ player. However to get this the coach might have to sell striker MatejVydra first.
Aside Reid, Derby have been linked with a move for Hibernian star John McGinn. The Sun reports this as well, claiming Lampard would be ready to offer up to £3 million for the Scot. McGinn has been linked to Scottish champs Celtic and it seems the player is eager to make the switch. The Chelsea legend is hoping to convince him to forgo the idea and join him at Derby.
Lampard would have a hard time convincing the highly sought after 23-year old as Birmingham City are also in the race for his signature. The coach could raise significant money from the sale of Vydra as the Marcelo Bielsa led Leeds United are hoping to sign him. The former Argentina and Chile boss is in England for his first job with a clear mandate of ending Leeds’ exile from the top flight. Who knows how far they’d go to get Vydra?
Lampard raised dust when he said he could bring former teammate Frank Lampard to Derby on a free transfer if Curtis Davies left. There have been calls for Davies to be kept for the new season but if that fails to happen Lampard has said he would not hesitate to bring Lampard to the club. If the centre-back leaves, Terry could provide organization in defence and provide crucial experience as he continues to defy stereotype at that age.
Curtis Davies recently reacted to a BBC Sport question on if Luka Modric would have won the Ballon d’Or if he was Spanish or German. Davies opined that the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi era is the reason he wouldn’t have, and not because he was Croatian. He added that no Spanish or German has won the Ballon d’Or in over 20 years.
It remains to be seen if Davies will eventually exit Derby with so many sides including Rangers interested.