Derby County narrowly kept ahold of defender Eiran Cashin yesterday, despite fierce interest from Brighton Hove Albion, as revealed by journalist John Percy.
The 21-year-old was in talks with a move to the Premier League but despite a broad agreement taking place, the deal wasn’t able to get over the line and he remains at Pride Park.
A busy day
Despite being quiet for the majority of the day, Derby County did bring somebody in on deadline day as Sunderland midfielder Elliot Embleton arrived on a season-long loan deal, to further strengthen Paul Warne’s midfield options moving forward.
What was said?
Journalist John Percy posted an Eiran Cashin update late last night, following the closure of the transfer window as he stated…
‘Late and unwanted drama at Derby. Brighton have been pushing all day to sign Derby defender Eiran Cashin and though a fee of around £4m was broadly agreed they have ran out of time. Cashin will now stay at Derby, at least until January.’
Could this suggest a January move?
Brighton have been keeping tabs of Cashin for a few weeks and came within inches of landing him yesterday. That would initially suggest that the club would make a second effort when the January transfer window opens
However, whether Brighton will maintain their interest and whether Cashin can remain injury-free remains to be seen. Also, a January transfer is more complicated due to the Rams having less time to source a replacement.
There is no question that Cashin deserves to play at a higher level than he is, but Derby County will be delighted that he is still in the building for the first half of the campaign.
With the Irishman pushing for the national team as well as progression to a higher level, his determination will prove to be huge for the League One side.