PHIL JAGIELKA has turn into the most recent addition to Wayne Rooney’s Derby County squad.
The Rams introduced that they signed the ex-England veteran on a free switch till January 2022, on their website.
Jagielka has joined Rooney at Derby on a free switch till January 2022Credit score: Alamy
Jagielka’s signing comes after he spent the last few months training with Rooney’s side.
Rooney turned to his ex-Everton pal for a serving to hand to plug the gaps in his harm ravaged squad.
The 39-year-old grew to become a free agent after his former aspect Sheffield United, who he made ten begins for final season, determined to not renew his contract.
He nearly joined Bolton instead however their supervisor Ian Evatt opted to not proceed with the switch as a result of all of the media consideration surrounding the proposed transfer.
Talking on his change of coronary heart, Evatt stated: “Jags requested me if he might are available in pre-season and it was a sure.
“As a result of I at all times like to assist out good, skilled professionals to attempt to keep within the sport – it will have been simply that.
“However then we acquired the media fanfare, the expectation that followers appeared to have for signing that type of participant, it’s simply no good for anyone.
“It’s definitely no good for the group, who we’re attempting to cover from all of the distractions and sideshows. We determined to maneuver on.”
The Rams additionally signed striker James Baldock on a free together with Jagielka.
The 32-year-old who scored zero targets in 20 video games for Studying final season may even keep at Derby till the start of subsequent yr.
The pair’s arrival at Pleasure Park Stadium comes simply weeks after Ravel Morrison penned a one-year-deal with Derby.
Morrison, alongside free brokers Curtis Davies, Richard Stearman and Ryan Allsop have all signed one-year offers after coaching with Rooney’s squad for the reason that early phases of pre-season in July.
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