English Championship side Derby County have signed young Dutch goalkeeper Kelle Roos from Nuneaton Town.

  • By Michael Bell
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kelle roosThe 21-year-old started his career in the youth sides at PSV Eindhoven, before having unsuccessful spells with Willem II, and NEC Nijmegen, before moving to England with Conference side Nuneaton two months ago.

At Nuneaten, Roos has been impressive, keeping eight clean sheets in 13 appearances for the club, and this form had not gone unnoticed by a number of top clubs.

Liverpool scouted the goalkeeper, and had him on trial, while QPR, Bolton, Crystal Palace, and Ipswich Town were all said to be admirers of the 6″4 stopper.

Derby County however have won the race for Roos, with the clubs manager Steve McClaren sneaking in to sign the youngster on a two-and-a-half year deal, for an undisclosed fee.

The clubs goalkeeping coach Eric Steele told the official Derby website, “He is a young up-and-coming talent with potential and a good addition to the first-team squad.”

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