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Derby County could join Stoke City, Sheffield United in fight for £900,000 star

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According to an Alan Nixon article on Patreon, Derby County may enter the race for Viktor Johansson, the goalie for Rotherham United.

Derby County’s easy promotion from League One has them aiming for the Championship.

The Rams have seen some difficult times recently, including administration and relegation, but they have succeeded in finishing their return to the second division by adhering to the EFL’s financial plan.

derby county, Derby County could join Stoke City, Sheffield United in fight for £900,000 star

Paul Warne and company have a difficult challenge ahead of them if they want to reestablish themselves as a dominant Championship team. They have several excellent players in their ranks, such Eiran Cashin and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, but this summer they need to recruit some new players.

Now, a possible target has surfaced thanks to a recent Alan Nixon piece on Patreon.

According to him, Derby County “may” enter the race for Viktor Johansson, the goalie for Rotherham United.

After yet another great season, the Swede is expected to depart the demoted Millers this summer. According to Nixon, the fee is £900,000 for this summer, although rumors about a release clause in his contract have persisted.

Although Sheffield United and Stoke City had previously been connected and are brought up once more in this new rumor, the Rams might very well enter the fray after being promoted.

derby county, Derby County could join Stoke City, Sheffield United in fight for £900,000 star

Destined for a move

While Rotherham United are heading for League One, it would be a huge surprise if Johansson was to join them. Had it not been for the ‘keeper, you can only fear how bad things would have been for the Millers.

As such, a move away from the AESSEAL New York Stadium seems like an inevitability.

derby county, Derby County could join Stoke City, Sheffield United in fight for £900,000 star

His final destination is still up in the air. Johansson will probably have plenty of alternatives to choose from because clubs from all over the world will be eyeing a raid for the Sweden international this summer for a reported £900,000.

Although there is already championship interest, given the price, it’s also possible that there may be interest from elsewhere.

Too much for Derby County to handle?

This summer, Derby County may try to add to their goalkeeping staff. They will undoubtedly be bringing in a new number one if Joe Wildsmith doesn’t sign a new contract because his current one is coming to an end.

It wouldn’t be out of the question to move for another even if he did stay.

The Rams don’t have the same financial constraints as they did previously, but spending £900,000 on a single player might be too much for them in their first season back in the Championship.

Derby County would be making a statement and sending a clear message if they signed him. But given his price tag, fellow supporters Sheffield United or Stoke City may find him to be a more realistic signing.

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