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Florian Jozefzoon completes Derby move

Winger joins Rams for undisclosed fee

20 July 2018

Florian Jozefzoon has left Brentford and signed for Derby County. The winger, a former Netherlands Under-21 international, completed a medical at Derby yesterday after an undisclosed fee was agreed between the clubs. Florian finalised his move late last night and leaves Brentford after 18 months in West London.

Florian, 27, joined Brentford from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee in January and made his debut in a memorable 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Griffin Park. He signed an initial six-month contract that was extended until the end of the 2018/19 season last summer. Florian played a regular part in his 18 months at Brentford and his final goal for the Club was the winner in the West London derby against Queens Park Rangers in April.

Dean Smith, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “I would like to thank Florian for his contributions over the last 18 months. He signed in January 2017 and his first match against Villa gave us all glimpses of the potential he had. Last season was a particularly fruitful one in terms of goals and assists.

“But with only one season to run of his current contract, we have accepted a bid that matches our valuation. The early signing of Saïd Benrahma, as well as having Sergi Canós and Ollie Watkins, makes us really strong in this area and alleviates the departure of Florian.”

Florian is a product of the famous Ajax Youth Academy and made his professional debut for the Amsterdam side in the Dutch top division when he was 19. The winger, who has also played for his country at Under-19 level, had a loan spell at NAC Breda and played for RKC Waalwijk before joining PSV in the summer of 2013. He leaves Brentford having played 62 games in all competitions and scored eight goals, all of which came in his 58 Sky Bet Championship games for The Bees.

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