As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Rooney desperate for transfer clarity as Derby concerns expressed

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney wants clarity on the transfer situation at the club ahead of the new season.

The Championship outfit are in the middle of a takeover and currently have a transfer embargo placed on them by the Football League.

Rooney can only secure players on half-year loan deals and free transfers.

"It's a challenge," Rooney admitted, per the Daily Mirror, following his side's 2-1 friendly loss to his old club Manchester United.

"It's not ideal and is something which I'm constantly aware of and am constantly trying to get answers.

"At the minute I'm still not getting what I want so I have to just focus on the players. I'm not 100 per cent sure of the ins and outs of it (takeover), so I just have to focus on the football

"Something has to happen. It has to.

"For instance, if you look at my squad of players then if nothing changes I haven't got a centre-back.

"In order for us to compete this season, something has to give. I'm preparing the team on the basis that it does happen.

"Otherwise I'm probably down to seven or eight players.

"I'll do my best for this football club. They've given me an opportunity in management.

"Of course I need help with what's going on. I believe that support will come.

"I could do with it now! I could do with it quicker than where it's been but I have to just be focused on the lads and be confident it will happen."

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free