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Derby County targets Nigerian striker David Okereke

Derby County are fighting numerous other teams in an attempt to sign Spezia’s David Okereke according to a report from Italian publication Calcio Mercato.

The Rams are having a great season and it could get even better this weekend. The Rams have made it to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after a dramatic comeback victory over Leeds United and one win against Midlands rivals Aston Villa would see them return to the Premier League. Even though their status for next season is not confirmed, the club are looking for new signings and have found a player they hope to bring to the iPro Stadium.

That player is Okereke, an unknown in this country but someone who has been impressing elsewhere. He currently plays for Spezia in Serie B, the second tier of Italian football. As a striker he has shown he is great at both scoring and creating this season, scoring ten goals for the Little Eagles but even more impressively also making 12 assists. This has led Derby to be interested in signing him though this may end up changing depending on if they get promoted or stay in the Championship.

However the East Midlands side are facing a lot of competition for Okereke’s signature. The other teams this report says are interested in signing the 21-year-old striker are Atalanta, Cagliari, Sassuolo, Genk, Standard Liege and Dinamo Zagreb. That’s a lot of very reputable teams also looking to sign this player and Derby may struggle to be the best option for him.

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