David Nugent signed for Derby County from Middlesbrough yesterday, but how did fans react to the £2.5 million deal? We went to Twitter to find out.
David Nugent was announced as Derby's latest signing yesterday. The 31-year-old agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Rams but has the former-England striker impressed the Derby fans?
Nugent played for Leicester City for four years before signing for Middlesbrough in 2015 where he scored eight goals in 42 league matches.
The majority of fans seemed pleased with a player with so much Championship experience. Nugent has played eight seasons in the second tier of English football and has been part of the squads of Boro and Leicester that have recently been promoted.
Good signing is Nugent, 100%er, clever, variation in his game & can finish. Martin will still be back & that's why the No 9 is vacant. #dcfc— Shane Milburn (@Sheepshufter) January 10, 2017
Others were less than impressed with Steve McClaren's most recent acquisition. Was a 31-year-old the best player to spend money on?
Can some1 explain the nugent signing please? I struggle to see a rationale #Dcfc— researchg (@researchg) January 9, 2017
same people saying that Nugent is a good signing were saying Vydra was a goal machine in September. Yawn. Willing to be proved wrong. #dcfc— banksie (@_BANKSIE_) January 9, 2017
But some saw age as but a number, once a goalscorer, always a goalscorer.
Excited about David Nugent. Age is irrelevant, he will score goals at this level. Can't wait for him to get match fit and bang them in #dcfc— Tom Gooding (@tom86dcfc) January 9, 2017
Nugent is past his prime but has experience and has a good goal scoring record. For £2.5m you can't go wrong. #dcfc— Tom Hunt (@tomahunt1) January 9, 2017