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Bristol City complete signing of Andreas Weimann from Derby County

DONE DEAL

The 26-year-old Austrian has penned three-year deal with the Robins

Bristol City have confirmed the signing of Andreas Weimann from Championship rivals Derby County.

Weimann scored five goals in 43 appearances for Derby last season

Weimann scored five goals in 43 appearances for Derby last season

The 26-year-old forward has penned a three-year contract with the Robins for an undisclosed fee, although reports claim the deal was worth around £2million.

Weimann, who scored nine goals in 88 games for the Rams after joining from Aston Villa in 2015, is fourth new arrival at Ashton Gate this summer.

The Austrian, who has 14 international caps, made over 100 appearances in the Premier League with Villa and revealed his hopes to help his new club reach the top flight.

“I’m excited to get going,” Weimann told BCTV.

“It’s an exciting time for the club and from a personal point of view, the head coach said he wants to play me through the middle, which is where I always want to play.

“I am hoping I can come here and kick on, score a few goals and play as many games as I can. Hopefully I can also bring some experience with me as I’ve been around a few years now.

“Promotion was the target at Derby, but we didn’t achieve that,” he continued.

“I am coming here with the same target, I want to get back to the Premier League and I want to help this club do that.”

City head coach Lee Johnson said of the new arrival: “We are delighted Andreas is joining us and I am excited to work with him.

“He is a really good player with good experience. His work rate is second to none and he is someone who will add know-how to our group.

“We are bringing him in primarily as a striker, who can also play wide if necessary, and I am confident his attributes will enhance the squad and our team.

“With our system and shape, I believe he can be a goalscorer that can blend in with the other four senior strikers we have on our books.”

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