Derby County reportedly have a ‘verbal agreement’ in place to bring Teden Mengi back on loan from Manchester United again this summer.
The Lowdown: Mengi impresses for Rams
The Rams remained in the Championship by the skin of their teeth last season following a 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday on the final day, which instead consigned the Owls to League One.
Wayne Rooney brought Mengi to the club in February, with the 19-year-old managing nine league appearances, seven of which were starts. He has now returned to United for the time being, but a return to Pride Park may not be too far away.
The Latest: Return on the cards?
According to The Athletic, a deal is in place to re-sign Mengi this summer once Derby have the funds available to sort transfer business.
The Rams are currently dealing with a transfer embargo, halting their progress in the current transfer window, but the hope is that Mengi will be back at Pride Park on loan again in the near future.
The Verdict: Good young option
The youngster is an exciting emerging player, so it would be encouraging to see him back in a Derby shirt ahead of next season.
While Mengi might not necessarily be a guaranteed starter, with Rooney likely to want some established players in his starting lineup, he could be a handy squad option if the Rams can sign him again.
Rooney hailed him as ‘excellent’ after a Man of the Match display in a goalless draw with Barnsley in March and he will no doubt be happy to bring him back, not least having seen what he can do in the white shirt.
In other news, Derby have been linked with a move for a Euro 2020 player. Find out who it is here.
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