Frank Lampard completes first signings as Derby manager

Derby County have today announced the double signing of Mason Mount from Chelsea and Harry Wilson from Liverpool on season-long loan deals.

The East Midlands club had been quiet during the summer transfer window up to this point before completing deals for two exciting youngsters.

19-year-old Mount spent last season on loan in the Dutch Eredivisie with Vitesse where he impressed in scoring nine goals in 29 league appearances from central midfield.  He was also a key part of the England side that won the 2017 European under-19 Championship that saw him named as the tournament’s best player.

Harry Wilson joins on loan from Liverpool after scoring an impressive seven goals in his 13 appearances whilst on loan at Hull City in the Championship last season.  The 21-year-old plays down the right wing a position made available at the Rams following the sale of Andreas Weimann to Bristol City earlier this summer.

Neither player has made a senior appearance for their parent club.

Mason Mount has been part of the Chelsea academy since the age of six and is predicted to have a bright future ahead of him.  He plays a similar role to what his new manager, Frank Lampard, did for many years at Chelsea.

Meanwhile Wilson is the youngest player to ever represent Wales, doing so at the age of 16 years and 208 days, scoring on his debut in their 6-0 thrashing of China back in March.

Frank Lampard’s connections and pulling power may see Derby bring in another couple of exciting players before the summer transfer window is over.