Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has suggested it’s possible on-loan Florian Jozefzoon could re-join Derby County this month, Yorkshire Post report.
The Dutch winger joined Rotherham on a season-long loan deal.
But so far he has made just seven Championship starts for the Millers, failing to provide a single goal or assist as Paul Warne’s side struggle for form.
Rotherham are 23rd in the Championship table, losing seven of their last nine games.
Warne has made no secret of his desire to strengthen this month. But when asked about cutting short loans to make way, the 47-year-old didn’t rule it out.
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“They [the loan players] might do [leave], but I don’t think they will. In January, you have to move people out to get people in and fundamentally, our league position [means] we are not doing as well as we want, so everyone (clubs) is up for movement. At this moment in time, they are our players. We are going to use them, we are going to try and help them and get them as good as we can.”
Jozefzoon joined Derby from Brentford in the summer of 2018.
The former PSV Eindhoven man posted seven goals and seven assists in 31 league starts in the 2017-18 campaign. But since then, he has struggled to replicate such form.
Over two seasons, he managed just two goals and two assists at Pride Park.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Derby seemingly have no plans to retain the 29-year-old and moving him out loan was a way of cutting their losses.
Ironically, Derby and Rotherham are both in a relegation scrap this season and they face each other in a crunch encounter at Pride Park on January 16.