Derby County blows away unpaid £2.5m transfer fee amid ongoing financial anxiety

The Rams have allowed winger Kamil Jozwiak to leave the club this month, sanctioning a £2m move to MLS’ Charlotte – but it appears they have done little to ease financial worries

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Derby County sanctioned the departure of Kamil Jozwiak earlier this month.

The Polish winger has been allowed to leave Pride Park and head to the United States after MLS’ Charlotte agreed a deal worth around £2m.

It is seen as an important driver of the Rams . coffers with their worrisome financial situation. But a recent report claims that Derby actually still owes the club from which they originally bought Jozwiak a seven-figure fee.

The Athletic claims that Derby agreed a £3.4m fee with Polish side Lech Poznan in September 2020, but only 25% of that had been paid by the time the East Midlands club started operations. in September 2021.

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Kamil Jozwiak made 20 appearances for Derby County before leaving MLS

That leaves a huge sum – around £2.5m – still unpaid.

It is believed that Derby administrators Quantuma contacted Poznan in January to ask them if they would agree to postpone the next round of Jozwiak fees, due in mid-February.

The Polish side is said to have denied the request but said it had not received any further communication from Derby or its administration.

Lech Poznan president Piotr Rutkowski told The Athletic: “They sold a player but they didn’t pay him.

“How is that fair? How ethical is that? And what’s really annoying is that we don’t have protection from the authorities – FIFA’s enforcement is frozen while Derby is in bankruptcy and the Football Association isn’t backing us. . If we were an English club, things would be different.”

County has attracted all sorts of titles for their off-the-court dramas this season.

Just like when participating in management, the club has get two separate points deductionsis subject to a transfer ban and has seen many deals made.

Wayne Rooney’s Derby is in a fight to stay in the championship

Recent weeks have seen positive whispers from the club in hopes of possibly finding a new buyer, but the saga continues to tingle.

Manager Wayne Rooney of Jozwiak’s departure: “Of course I want him to stay, want him to be a part of it. He’s an important player for us, towards the end of the season when he will be back. strong.

“I felt he could really give us a lot, but the administrators said they needed the money, so we had to sell him.

“That’s where we are, there’s nothing more I can do about that. At the end of the day the existence of the club, certainly in the short term, is more important.

Jozwiak was one of the few Derby players signed after the summer, before he was sold

“Kamil is one of the very few players signed for next season, so having fewer players for next season, which makes things more difficult.”

On the pitch, Derby’s form has declined in recent weeks and Rooney’s side have lost five of their last six as they try to hold on. Championship status.

They have only eight games left and are six points behind in terms of safety.

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