Rams capture Cobblers ace

26 June 2012 09:42
Derby County have announced their first signing of the closed season, Michael Jacobs from Northampton Town

The Rams have made their first signing of the closed season, with their expected capture of Northampton Towns 20 year-old winger Michael Jacobs.

Jacobs was at Moor Farm yesterday to undergo a medical and today has formally signed a three year deal with Derby County.

The winger was very much in demand in recent weeks but the Rams were a great attraction for Jacobs as he signed the deal keeping him at Pride Park until the summer of 2015.

Derby County are understood to have paid a compensation fee for the services of Jacobs, which stopped the need for a tribune hearing. The fee was believed to have been in the region of £500,000.