Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann has joined championship side Derby County.

The 23-year old striker has signed a four-year contract after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. A local newspaper, Derby Evening Telegraph has claimed the transfer fee to be about 2 million Euros.

Weimann failed to impress the Villa boss Tim Sherwood as he scored just four goals in all competitions. The striker appeared 20 times in the league for Villa.

The striker claims he is ready to give his best for his new club as they seek promotion this season under new head coach Paul Clement.

The Austria international said, “I’m excited to be here and I’m looking forward to the new challenge.

“Derby have plans to be successful and get promoted and that’s what attracted me here; I want to be a part of that.

“I know how difficult the Championship is –I’ve played in the league on loan at Watford a few years ago. It was a tough league back then.

“With the setup here and the players we have – and those that we are looking to sign – I feel we have a good chance of getting promoted.

“I’ve ad chats with the head coach and people around the club and it seems as an exciting time for Derby County.”

The striker has had a rough season for the Premier League side Villa, can he prove himself in the Championship this season?

Andreas Weimann unveiled as a Derby County New Signing at Moor Farm Training Centre.
Andreas Weimann unveiled as a Derby County New Signing at Moor Farm Training Centre.

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