Derby County transfer news: Update emerges regarding Florian Jozefzoon's future

Update emerges regarding Florian Jozefzoon's Derby County future

Derby County's rollercoaster of a season culminated in a spectacular 3-3 draw against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend which allowed them to retain their Championship status for another year.

The Rams were seemingly on course to drop down to the third-tier before Martyn Waghorn sealed a point at Pride Park which in turn relegated their opponents.

Whilst manager Wayne Rooney will now be looking at ways to improve his squad ahead of the upcoming transfer window, he will also have to make decisions on the futures of some of Derby's out-of-contract players.

One of the individuals who has yet to agree to fresh terms with the Rams is Florian Jozefzoon who spent the majority of the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Rotherham United.

Since joining Derby for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.79m in 2018, the winger has ultimately failed to deliver the goods for the club.

Despite making 48 appearances in a Rams shirt, Jozefzoon has only managed to provided five direct goal contributions.

The winger's lack of consistency for Rotherham saw him fail to find the back of the net last season as he was limited to nine starts by manager Paul Warne.

With his deal at Derby set to expire next month, an update has now surfaced regarding Jozefzoon's future.

According to the Derby Telegraph, the 30-year-old will reportedly be released by the club who are also expected to offload Scott Carson and Scott Malone.

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When you consider just how poor Derby have been in recent months, it would be somewhat of shock if Rooney opts not to completely overhaul his squad this summer.

Whilst any potential signings will depend on whether Spanish businessman Erik Alonso is able to complete his takeover of the club, the Rams will free up a significant chunk of their wage budget by releasing players who no longer have what it takes to deliver the goods at Championship level.

Given that Jozefzoon arguably falls into this particular category due to the fact that he recorded an underwhelming WhoScored match rating of 6.13 in the second-tier for Rotherham, it may be time to wave goodbye to the Dutchman.

The winger's departure could potentially be beneficial for his career as it will give him the opportunity to make a fresh start at a new club who could guarantee him regular first-team football which is something that he has been starved of during his time at Pride Park.

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