By Wayne Veysey

30th Jul, 2021 | 11:11am

Sources: Duncan heads back to Derby County after passing Vejle medical

Bobby Duncan is headed back to Derby County after his transfer to Vejle collapsed at the eleventh hour, Football Insider understands.

The striker, 19, has been in Denmark this week to put the finishing touches to the deal.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Duncan passed a medical and agreed terms before deciding against the move.

Football Insider revealed on 27 July he had jetted out to Denmark for talks.

However, he will now return to England with the hope of impressing Wayne Rooney.

Duncan’s only appearance for the Derby County first-team was a defeat to non-league Chorley in the FA Cup. The Rams were forced to field a team of youngsters after a coronavirus outbreak.

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Instead, the Englishman has featured in seven Under-23s games which yielded just one assist and no goals.

The teenager moved to Pride Park last summer after a spell in Italy with Fiorentina.

Duncan is a cousin of Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

He began his career at Anfield before a short spell with Manchester City.

The England Under-20 international scored 23 goals and contributed eight assists in 26 Liverpool Under-18 games.

However, he did not make his competitive bow for the Reds before moving to the Etihad.

Meanwhile, Rooney has not yet been able to add to his squad that narrowly avoided relegation last term.

Derby finished in 21st-position, just one point above the bottom three.

In other news, there has been a huge update on Aston Villa’s bid to sign Leon Bailey.