Date: 16th January 2018 at 7:59pm
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Cameron Jerome has left Norwich for Derby County it has been announced



The fee is of course described as “undisclosed” but there`s nothing new there. The reported fee in the media is said to be £1.5m rising to £2m, should Derby get promoted.

Jerome joined City from Stoke in 2014 for a similar fee and ended up making 138 appearances and scoring 42 goals. His 20 goals in the 2014/15 season, including the opening goal at Wembley in the play-off final were a vital contribution that season.

City Head Coach Daniel Farke said: ‘We took the decision where if everything was fine between the clubs, Cameron could go.

‘It was a tricky decision. He has done so much for this club and always had a good attitude, so we respect what he wanted to do.

‘With Cameron going, there is space in the squad. We are looking to strengthen in the striking areas.’

Jerome has signed an initial 18 month contract with the Rams holding the option of a further year after that.

I know he hasn`t always been the most reliable in front of goal but for the 2014/15 season alone, and that pretty small transfer fee, he was decent value for money. Cam`s finishing has never been good enough for the Premier League and his paltry return of just 3 goals in the following Premier League season barely helped in the relegation battle.

Derby may see him as a relatively low risk purchase and City will be happy to get his rumoured £30k a week off the pay roll.

Tellingly, Jerome was afforded the following send off on Canaries.co.uk:

“Everyone at Norwich City would like to thank Cameron for his considerable contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.”

Something that notably wasn`t given to Alex Pritchard.

OTBC

 
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9 Replies to “Jerome Signs For Derby”

  • Great news . His woeful 3 Prem goals which contributed hugely to our catastrophic relegation from the PL up to this seasons joke total of just one goal indicates he was well past his sell by date with us

  • Thing is, now he’s gone who is next in line to be blamed for absolutely everything? Russel Martin received much of the same.

  • Both Jerome and Martin had great contributions to the club. Martin time as a marauding right back was joy to watch, but he is simply not a centre back. Jerome scored tons in the Championship during the promotion season, but not suited to the new style of play currently, and like what Tuckster has said, he is not a natural type of finisher. They had their days and the club repaid them with decent contracts, so all the best to them.

  • A striker who is not a natural type of finisher ( ie could not hit an entire barn yet alone its door )
    is better described as a defender.

  • He has lost his confidence.
    It will be very interesting to see if he scores for Derby ( if he plays much )
    especially on 10 February !!!

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