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ANDREAS WEIMANN
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UPDATED 03:36 4th August 2016

Derby County completed the signing of Austrian international forward Andreas Weimann from then-Premier League side Aston Villa in June 2015.


Weimann joined the Rams on a four-year deal after an undisclosed fee was agreed for his services, despite interest from a number of other clubs.


He arrived at the club with over 100 top flight appearances to his name and his first season in a Derby shirt saw him make 33 appearances and score four goals.


He is capable of playing in a number of attacking positions, either up front or out wide.


Born in Vienna, Weimann joined Aston Villa in 2006 from Austrian side Rapid Vienna at the age of 15 after catching the eye of a number of clubs in the Premier League and further afield.


After progressing through their youth and reserve ranks, Weimann stepped up to the first team stage in the 2010/11 season.


He made his first team debut as a substitute in a 3-0 home win over West Ham United in August 2010, followed by another outing off the bench in the Europa League a few days later against, ironically, Rapid Vienna.


In January 2011 he moved to Championship side Watford for the latter part of the season and scored four times in 18 appearances during a successful spell at Vicarage Road. He returned to the Hornets for a brief loan spell in the early stages of the 2011/12 season, making three appearances, before heading back to Villa Park in the September.


During the three seasons before moving to Derby, Weimann featured for Villa’s first team on a regular basis. In total he made 129 appearances for the Villa Park outfit, with his best goalscoring return coming in 2012/13 when he scored 13 times.


On the international stage, Weimann represented Austria at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 level before making his full international debut in October 2012 against Kazakhstan in a 0–0 draw.

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