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Derby County to Lose Both Morgan Whittaker and George Evans

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Derby County are set to lose two players as the transfer deadline fast approaches.

The Telegraph’s John Percy reports that the Rams have accepted a bid of £700,00 from Swansea City for Morgan Whittaker, while George Evans is set to move to Millwall for a fee of £750,000.

Manager Wayne Rooney is, though, working on two-three signings to replace the outgoings before Monday’s deadline.

Morgan Whittaker and George Evans to Leave Derby County

Swansea to Land Whittaker

Promotion-chasing Swansea have been in the market for a forward in this window since Viktor Gyokores returned to parent club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Twenty-year-old Whittaker is able to play as a striker and on the right side of the attack and could give some needed spark to the Swans’ attack.

Despite sitting pretty towards the top of the Championship, Saturday’s 3-1 win against Rotherham United was the first time Swansea have scored three goals in a league game this season.

Steve Cooper’s side have already landed Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris on loan for the rest of the season but at just 20-years-old, Whittaker’s imminent addition is certainly a look to the future more than anything.

Rooney Confirms Interest in Evans

After having an opening bid rejected for Evans, Millwall’s second offer for the midfielder has now been accepted.

Speaking after Derby’s 1-0 win against Bristol City, manager Rooney told reporters: “There has now been an offer, and it’s up to George to make a decision. I’ve told George I can’t guarantee him game time and won’t stand in his way.”

Although deployed as a midfielder for Derby, Evans is also comfortable playing in defence – something he will be required to do to free Ryan Leonard from having to play as part of the back three.

Millwall’s defensive options have been stretched in recent weeks after Murray Wallace suffered a broken foot.

The Lions had expressed an interest in signing Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous, but it now looks as though Evans will be the only defensive addition.


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