Bobby Duncan joins Derby County on three-year deal from Fiorentina just a year after controversially moving to Serie A after growing frustrated with a lack of opportunities at Liverpool
- Bobby Duncan has completed his move to Derby County from Fiorentina
- The 19-year-old striker will initially link up with Derby’s Under-23 squad
- Duncan left Liverpool last year after growing frustrated with a lack of chances
Derby have completed the signing of striker Bobby Duncan from Fiorentina.
Duncan, 19, has signed a three-year deal with Derby, as reported by the club’s official website.
The youngster will initially go into Derby’s under-23 squad and Derby’s academy director Darren Wassall welcomed him to the club.
Derby have finalised the signing of England youth international Bobby Duncan from Fiorentina
Duncan will initially go into Derby’s Under-23 squad and will hope to break into the senior side
Wassall said: ‘Bobby Duncan is a player with plenty of potential and we are delighted that he has chosen to join Derby County.
‘Initially, Bobby will join our Under-23s squad. Like with any other player in our Academy set-up, if they perform both in training and in matches then there is a pathway at this club to progress to the first-team.’
Duncan was previously at Liverpool but left the club in acrimonious circumstances last year
Duncan’s agent claimed Liverpool were damaging the striker mentally by not letting him leave
The England youth international left Liverpool last year with his agent at the time, Saif Rubie, stating that the Premier League side were damaging Duncan’s mental health by not letting him leave the club.
Liverpool denied those claims but a move eventually materialised, with Duncan joining Fiorentina.
In January this year, Duncan switched agents, with German agency SportsTotal now representing him after he parted company with Rubie.
Duncan, who has four goals in five games for England at Under-19 level, didn’t feature for Fiorentina’s senior side but he did make an impact at youth level, scoring four goals in 12 games for their Primavera team.