Derby snap up Southend teenager

20 August 2009 04:47
Derby County have completed the signing of Southend teenager Medi Abalimba following a successful trial spell.The 17-year-old midfielder has joined for an undisclosed fee after spending several weeks at Pride Park. Southend head of youth policy Ricky Duncan told the club's website: "This is a good deal for the club and in the best interests of everyone involved." Abalimba also had trial spells at Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City last season.

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