Reported Derby County target Armand Gnanduillet says he is happy to be at Blackpool despite a failed move to Charlton Athletic, Blackpool Gazette report.

According to Football Insider, Derby eyed a potential January move for Gnanduillet.

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The Blackpool striker, however, was even closer to joining Charlton. D3D4 claim the Addicks were closing in on a move for him after edging towards agreement.

A move to the Valley ultimately failed to materialise. But that seemingly hasn’t affected the striker’s spirits as he looks to give his all for current club Blackpool.

I’m happy to be here and I just want to help the team fight back and climb up the table. As one of the strikers, it rests on us to score the majority of the goals to fire us up the league table, so it’s time to knuckle down and fight for the team between now and the end of the season.

Gnanduillet has been in excellent form for Blackpool this season.

He netted his 18th goal of the campaign in the recent defeat to Gillingham. In doing so, he matched former Derby ace Tom Ince’s record set back in the 2012-13 campaign.

 

Gnanduillet’s contract at Bloomfield Road expires this coming summer.

The 28-year-old Frenchman is almost certainly set to leave the club. The Championship remain a possible destination, and he has the attributes to succeed there.

He stands at 6ft 4inch. His teammate Michael Nottingham labelled Gnanduillet an ‘absolute beast’ and ‘unplayable’ on his best day. Quite the compliment.

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Derby may look to bolster their striker ranks this summer as Chris Martin’s contract expires. The Rams are expected to make several changes to their squad.

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