Derby County manager Phillip Cocu hasn’t ruled out signings from abroad ahead of deadline day, Derbyshire Telegraph report.
Cocu was speaking at the press conference ahead of his side’s trip to Huddersfield Town. So far, the Rams have been quiet in the transfer market, bringing in just Graeme Shinnie and Kieran Dowell to date.
A recent suggestion by Dutch publication Soccernews.nl links the Rams with a move for PSV Eindhoven’s Bart Ramselaar.
Cocu previously spoke about adding players with Championship experience. However, the Derby manager has now concluded the club would bring in players from abroad if the opportunity to improve the squad arises.
First, we are looking at players in the UK, because they have experience in the league. But sometimes, an opportunity pops up and if it is an improvement, why not?
Ramselaar joined PSV during Cocu’s tenure at Eindhoven. The attack-minded player can feature in various attacking roles, and he was a regular in his first season at the club – posting five goals and three assists.
The 23-year-old, however, has since fallen out of favour at the club. PSV didn’t name him in their latest Champions League qualifying squad, prompting speculation over a likely exit.
Derby are light in the final third after loan stars Harry Wilson and Mason Mount departed this summer. Ramselaar needs a fresh start, and there is a void for him to fill at Pride Park.
Huddersfield Town are Derby County’s first opponents of the Championship campaign. It remains to be seen whether the Rams have any new faces in by then, but speculation suggests they are trying.