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Derby County odds-on to bring in talented Man United striker

| 18.08.2016

The focus at Old Trafford this summer has been all about arrivals, with established stars like Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic donning Manchester United colours.

But one emerging talent could be heading for the exit, with Derby County pulling ahead in the race to sign striker James Wilson on loan.

Having netted five times during an impressive loan spell last season for Brighton and Hove Albion, there’s no shortage of interest in the 20-year-old forward.

Brighton and Fulham are also keen on the Red Devils’ hitman, but despite having thrived by the seaside last season, it’s believed that a move to title-hopefuls Derby is the striker’s preferred destination with odds of 10/11 for him to join the East Midlands outfit this summer.

Despite bursting into the United team at the end of the 2014-15 season with two debut goals in a 3-1 victory over Hull City, the emergence of Marcus Rashford and signing of Ibrahimovic has left the youngster’s first-team chances at Old Trafford looking decidedly limited.

And there’s every chance the Rams will push to get this deal through as soon as possible, with Nigel Pearson’s men suffering an early-season goal drought which has seen them net just twice in four matches.

Derby welcome Aston Villa to the iPro Stadium, with the Rams 11/10 to beat a side who haven’t won on the road in over a year.

It’s currently 11/4 for the two-time English champions to win promotion back to the top-flight this season, and the signing of a talented and pacy hitman in the shape of Wilson could see those odds prove excellent value indeed.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.