Derby County have made Cameron Jerome their first signing of the January transfer window.

The 31-year-old striker has joined the Rams from fellow Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City for an undisclosed fee.

Jerome finalised the formalities of his move to Pride Park Stadium today and has put pen-to-paper on a one-and-a-half-year deal, which will run until the summer of 2019.

He could make his debut in Friday’s home fixture against Bristol City (7:45pm kick-off).

The former England Under-21 international, who has played over 500 games in club football, further strengthens Gary Rowett’s attacking options for the second half of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

The frontman is well versed when it comes to performing at the top end of the division and has tasted promotion to the Premier League on three occasions in his career.

Reacting to the signing, Rowett said: “I’m delighted to welcome Cameron to Derby County.

“We believe that he will fit into our style of play and will add something different to our forward options.”

Huddersfield-born Jerome began his career at Middlesbrough but, after failing to make a first-team appearance, he went on to make his name at Cardiff City.

In 79 appearances for the Bluebirds he scored 27 goals and his fine form attracted the interest of several top-flight sides as well as gaining England Under-21 honours.

Jerome joined Birmingham City for £3 million in the summer of 2006 and he was a regular as they achieved promotion to the Premier League in his first campaign at St Andrew’s as runners-up.

He was also a key member of the side that returned to the top flight at the first attempt in 2008/09, again in second place, and he also featured in their Carling Cup victory against Arsenal in 2011.

In total, he scored 41 goals in 201 appearances for the Blues before moving to Stoke City in August 2011 for a deal worth £4 million.

During his time with the Potters he also got a taste of European football as Stoke competed in the Europa League and, in two full seasons, he featured 67 times and scored 12 goals for Tony Pulis’ men.

Jerome spent the 2013/14 season on loan at fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace, before sealing a £1.5 million switch to Norwich City in the summer of 2014 following their relegation back to the Championship.

His signing proved to be an inspired one and he scored a career-best 21 goals as the Canaries gained promotion, including a cool finish in their 2-0 play-off final victory against Middlesbrough at Wembley Stadium.

He remained a regular as Norwich dropped back to the Championship and he bagged 16 goals last season as the Carrow Road outfit missed out on a place in the top six.

The frontman has featured less this term under Daniel Farke but still netted a respectable 42 goals in 138 outings, taking his career total to 514 appearances and 124 goals.