Andreas Weimann: Derby County sign Aston Villa forward

Andreas Weimann
Weimann scored four goals in 35 appearances for Villa last season

Derby County have signed forward Andreas Weimann from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old moves to the iPro stadium on a four-year deal and will link up with former Villa striker Darren Bent.

The Austrian joined Villa as a 15-year-old from Rapid Vienna and made 134 appearances, scoring 21 goals.

Weimann, who has 13 international caps, became a peripheral figure under Villa manager Tim Sherwood.

He is Derby's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Bent, Alex Pearce and Scott Carson.

Manager Paul Clement said: "Andreas is an exciting talent and he will be a positive addition to the squad.

"He has a good amount of top-flight experience to his name and, at the age of 23, he still has a lot of potential."

Weimann's most prolific season was 2012/13 when he scored 13 times and in 2014 he ensured Villa's Premier League status with a brace against Hull in the final home game of the season.

"The opportunity to play first-team football and drive the team to promotion is something that I want to do," added Weimann.

"Derby has plans to be successful and get promoted and that's what attracted me here; I want to be part of that."

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