Derby County have agreed to sign English attacker Bobby Duncan from Fiorentina on a free transfer, Football Insider understands.
The Italian outfit, who spent nearly £2million to sign the 19-year-old from Liverpool last summer, want to get the striker’s wages off their books and have given the green light for him to leave for nothing.
A source at Derby has told Football Insider that the Rams have agreed terms of a three-year contract with the young hitman and that an announcement of his signing is likely to be made today (Tuesday, 22 September).
Duncan, a graduate of the Wigan Athletic and Manchester City youth ranks, left the Cityzens to join Liverpool back in the summer of 2018 after his impressive displays at under-18 level.
He stole the limelight in the Reds’ youth side as he scored 23 goals in 26 games across all the under-18s’ games, while he chipped in with a further eight assists.
His performances earned him a move to Fiorentina last summer but he failed to make the breakthrough into the Italian outfit’s senior side.
After four goals in 12 games for the La Viola’s youth team, the Serie A side have given him permission to seek a move back to England without demanding a transfer fee.
Derby have moved swiftly to snap up the teenage talent and he has agreed a long-term deal at Pride Park.
Duncan has played at every level for England’s youth sides up to the under-19s.
He is set to become Derby’s seventh signing of the summer transfer window.
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