Derby County Star Drops Major Admission About Future

Derby County midfielder Ebou Adams has admitted that “it’s never goodbye from” him as his loan at Pride Park has now expired following the club’s promotion to the Championship.

After a long season with many twists and turns, the Rams finally achieved a well-deserved promotion to England’s second tier after the side beat Carlisle United on Saturday afternoon at home. Goals from the outgoing Max Bird and James Collins sealed a 2-0 victory for Paul Warne’s men.

It was certainly a campaign with many ups and downs. Despite a slow start to League One this term, the Derbyshire outfit eventually hit form and rocketed near the top of the table, eventually finding themselves locked in a tight-knit title race with Portsmouth.

However, Pompey eventually came away as the victor while Derby County were forced to settle for second place, although there certainly won’t be many complaints around Pride Park.

Unfortunately, there are a few players who will not be with the club next season either because they have already agreed to move elsewhere in the summer, like Max Bird, who signed for Bristol City, or else their loans will have expired.

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One player who falls into the latter category is Adams. The Gambia international has had an immense half-season with the Rams, having joined during the winter transfer window. Adams has gone on to make 17 appearances under Warne.

On Saturday, chants of “we want you to stay” bellowed for Adams throughout the stadium as Derby confirmed promotion and the player remained positive that it won’t be a goodbye to the fans. Speaking to BBC Radio Derby, the 28-year-old said [quotes via BBC Sport]:

“Words can’t describe,” Adams said.

“I think the fans have said it all. I’ve really enjoyed my time and I’ve loved it here. I’ve loved it. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed every single minute. Thank you to the fans, thank you to the club.

“I owe them so much. I’m happy to give them promotion because that’s the minimum they deserve. Hopefully next year they can go and do what they deserve to do,” he continued.

“It’s never goodbye from me,” he added. I don’t know where I’m going to be.”

Writer’s View

Adams is good enough to play consistently in the Championship so it’s likely that Derby County will look to sign him permanently during the summer to ensure their midfield doesn’t lose much quality heading into a stronger division.

The former Norwich City and Forest Green Rovers man still has twelve months remaining on his contract at the Cardiff City Stadium, so Derby would have to offer a fee to the Bluebirds. His market value currently stands at £340,000, as per Transfermarkt.

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