Raul Albentosa: Derby County's Steve McClaren wants Eibar man

Raul Albentosa (left) in action for Eibar
Albentosa has helped Eibar reach La Liga for the first time in the club's history

Head coach Steve McClaren has confirmed that Derby County want to sign Spanish centre-back Raul Albentosa.

Albentosa, who has made 17 starts for Eibar in Spain's La Liga so far this season, has been linked with a £500,000 move to England.

The 26-year-old helped his side reach the Spanish top flight for the first time in their history last season.

"He is a player we like and we are trying to do a deal," McClaren told BBC Radio Derby.

"That's proving difficult. But knowing Chris Evans [head of football operations], he will get there in the end."