Andi Weimann has reportedly agreed to join Derby County for a fee of £2.75 million. Weimann began his career at Aston Villa and was one of the youth graduates. Weimann’s first few seasons were very impressive, he made his debut in the 2010-11 season and scored his first goal the following season in the 92nd minute to beat Fulham 1-0, that was an extremely crucial goal for our season. Since then he has went on to make roughly 112 appearances and score 17 goals, his best season being 2012-13 where he scored 12 goals.
His career took a downturn when he was played out wide on the right instead of up-front partnering Benteke. Since the arrival of Sherwood Weimann has made very few appearances and is clearly not rated by Sherwood.
Nonetheless, a move to Derby will be very good for Weimann. He is still young (23), and will most likely play upfront alongside former Villa forward Darren Bent. It’s fair to say that Derby have an excellent strike force for the Championship next season and I don’t think it will be long before we see Weimann playing Premier League football for Derby. I do believe that Weimann is a Championship level player at this stage of his career but he should do well at Derby.
£2.75 million is a decent amount, but definitely falls short of the £12 million valuation that Aston Villa set on the youngster during his break through season of 2012-13. Of course things have changed now. Some fans see this as good business since Villa did sign Sinclair for £2.5 million and will most likely play in a similar position to what Weimann once played in. All the best Weimann!