Derby County have completed their first signing of the January transfer window, sealing a deal for Abdoul Camara from Ligue 1 side Angers SCO for an undisclosed fee.


The Guinean international forward spent Monday at the Rams' training complex undergoing a routine medical examination before signing on the dotted line for three and a half years until June 2019.

The 25-year-old, who has regularly in an advanced position in France this season, has helped unfashionable Angers to an unlikely third position behind heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco at the halfway stage of the Ligue 1 campaign.


"Abdoul Camara is a player that we have been monitoring closely and we’re pleased to welcome him to Derby County," Paul Clement told DCFC.co.uk.


"He has performed very well in Ligue 1 this year and we feel that he has the right attributes to make an impact in a Derby shirt.

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"I am sure he will settle in well and be an important part of the squad in the second half of the season and into the future."


Camara has previously played for Rennes, Sochaux, PAOK and Mallorca in his career to date. He will wear the number 20 shirt for Derby and will be hoping to keep the Rams on course for promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2008.


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