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.