Derby County - Rams target new signings
UK time is: 04:17:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rams target new signings


The Rams have been linked with two players today, with reports that Billy Davies is set to complete a £2million deal for Southampton midfielder Jhon Viafara, and he is interested in bringing Jon Stead back to Pride Park, the 24-year-old spent a loan spell with the Rams last season.

It`s been reported in the press that Davies has finally got his man, and agreed a fee with the Saints for Colombian international Viafara and expects to seal the deal later today.

Viafara has been a regular in the Colombia national football team, and this earned him a £800,000 move to English club Portsmouth F.C in 2005. But in the January 2006 transfer window he made a loan move to Spanish Primera División club Real Sociedad. But after returning to Fratton Park after the end of his spell, hesigned for Pompey neighbours Southampton, and he signed a three year deal in August 2006.

The transfer fee was undisclosed but is believed to be in the region of £750,000. He has appeared consistently for the Saints in the 2006-07season. His finest moment was scoring two goals in the Championship Playoff Semi Final Second Leg against the Rams, unfortunately for him it wasn't enough as Derby went on to win the tie in a penalty shootout.

It`s also been reported on BBC Radio Sheffield that the Rams are keen to take Stead back to the East Midlands from the Blades, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, and it`s understood that new Blades coach Bryan Robson is looking to off-load Stead, after signing James Beattie from Everton.

The striker has scored seven goals in 16 appearances for the Yorkshire club. Stead started his career at his home-town club Huddersfield in 2002 but was sold to Blackburn for £1.25m in February 2004. At the end of the following season, in July 2005, he was sold to Sunderland for £1.8m but scored only two goals in 22 league starts, with a further 13 substitute appearances.

The Blades paid £750,000 for the forward, who scored twice in the 3-1 Carling Cup win over Chesterfield on 14 August.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 21 2007

Time: 3:37PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Steedy could do well for you but you will need to make a couple of signings if you want to have any chance of staying up this year.
Dicksy
Report Abuse
23/08/2007 15:11:00

I think you need at least another 6 signings to stregthen your sqaud and to survive this season!!
will it ever happen
Report Abuse
14/01/2008 13:32:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

McClaren - Will He Won't He? (Saturday May 23 2015)

Alfreton Friendly Added (Thursday May 21 2015)

Managerial Rumours Continue (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Goalkeeping Changes? (Tuesday May 19 2015)

McClaren: Rams Need To Be Ready (Monday May 18 2015)

O'Brien Backs Derby (Sunday May 17 2015)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diddyram 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Brentford 46 23 9 14 19 78
6. Ipswich 46 22 12 12 18 78
7. Wolves 46 22 12 12 14 78
8. Derby County 46 21 14 11 29 77
9. Blackburn 46 17 16 13 7 67
10. Birmingham 46 16 15 15 -10 63
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62

Breaking League News

Potential Loan Signings- Strikers
» Reading : 24/05/2015 21:00:01
Boro bid to complete return
» Middlesbrough : 24/05/2015 19:35:01
Mills Holds Forest Talks
» Forest : 24/05/2015 17:21:01
Gobern Expected To Leave
» Huddersfield : 24/05/2015 16:34:00
Cherries linked to Blackburn striker
» Bournemouth : 24/05/2015 15:55:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will McClaren stay?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Yes 54%
No 33%
Not sure....but I hope so! 13%