Weimann to the wolves

Loan deal agreed for Derby striker

Wolves have clinched a deal to sign striker Andreas Weimann on loan from Derby County until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old Austrian international striker joins up again with Head Coach Paul Lambert, under whom he enjoyed a successful spell with Aston Villa.

“I am really pleased to have brought Andi in,” says Lambert.

“I know him from my time at Villa and the way he works and the way he presses is what we are looking for.

“His work ethic is fantastic and he ticks all the boxes of the way I want us to play as a high energy team.

“He is a good guy, a good pro, who will fit in and will buy into what we are doing here really quickly.

“He just needs to get his career up and going again but I know exactly what he can do.

“Andi scored big goals for me when he was at Villa, against teams like Liverpool and Manchester United, and he certainly knows where the goal is.

“He knows English football and he knows the league and he is somebody who I have worked with and I know well.

“He will be a big part of the squad from here on in.”

Weimann moved to Aston Villa from Rapid Vienna as a 16-year-old, and then progressed through the ranks, along with loan spells at Watford, to play for Villa in the Premier League.

From there he joined Derby County in the summer of 2015, before today making the loan move to Wolves.

“We are delighted to have agreed a deal to bring Andi to the club,” said Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell.

“He is a player we have known about for a long time and we tried to take him before he went to Derby but were unable to do so.

“We are delighted that we have been able to get him to the club second time around.

“Paul obviously knows him very well and we think he is a really good fit for the squad.

“We are confident he will make a positive impact for us going forwards.”

Weimann represented Austria at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels before making his full debut against Kazakhstan in October, 2012, and now totalling 13 caps.