Bournemouth and QPR in talks with Derby's administrators over Lawrence

Troubled Derby set to lose star man and captain Tom Lawrence with Championship rivals Bournemouth and QPR in talks with the club’s administrators over January transfer

  • Top scorer Tom Lawrence has scored Derby’s last three goals in the league
  • The forward is one of the highest wage earners at the cash-strapped club 
  • Six players have already left the club this month to reduce the wage bill 

Bournemouth and QPR are in talks with Derby County administrators over a move for Tom Lawrence.

The 28-year-old captain is one of the club’s highest wage earners but has also been crucial to their fight to claw back their huge points deficit.

Derby had expected interest for him but the timing will come as a blow following other departures.

Derby captain Tom Lawrence is one of the highest wage earners at the cash-strapped club

Sam Baldock, David Marshall, Dylan Williams, Jordan Brown, Graeme Shinnie and Phil Jagielka have all left Derby this month, but in terms of dealing with the club’s unsustainable wage bill, Lawrence would be the most significant exit so far in the window.

Lawrence has scored each of Derby’s last three goals and has double the number of league goals as anyone else in Wayne Rooney ‘s squad.

Lawrence has eight goals so far this season and has been in excellent form hence the interest from their Championship rivals who are both pushing for promotion.

Derby had discussed allowing Lawrence to leave for free and even a minimal fee earlier in the season but their dire need for cash means they are expected to demand a substantial fee.

Top scorer Lawrence has scored Derby’s last three goals and his departure would be a blow




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