Nigerian Aaron Eyoma signs for Derby County

Nigerian Aaron Eyoma signs for Derby County

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jul 09, 2018. 12:31

EFL Championship club Derby County have signed Nigerian winger Aaron Eyoma on a one-year contract.

The English-born 20-year-old was a free agent, having seen out his contract at Premier League side Arsenal, and impressed the Rams after a trial period.

Eyoma gave a good account of himself in two friendly matches against the U-23 teams of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

His transfer gives him the chance to work under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who will be stepping into a managerial role for the first time in his career.

“I came here knowing that Derby was a big Championship club that was renowned for playing attractive football, similar to what I had been used to at Arsenal. That was a big appeal for me,” Eyoma said to Derby's official website.

“I was there for eight years and made a lot friends during that time with the players and coaches. It was a time for a fresh start, though, and I am delighted to be here.”

Eyoma departs Arsenal without having made a senior appearance for the club. He has also featured for Dutch club FC Volendam, having a loan spell from January to June in 2017.

His sibling, Tottenham Hotspur's Timothy Eyoma, was part of the England squad which won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India last year.

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