We are delighted to announce that we have agreed with Derby County for the transfer of Polish international striker Grzegorz Rasiak, subject to the completion of certain formalities.
The former Groclin Dyskobolia player joined Derby in September 2004 after a transfer to Italian Serie A side Siena was not registered with the football authorities.
The move to Pride Park proved a great success and the 26-year-old netted 17 goals last season as Derby reached a play-off position.
A powerful 6ft 3" frontman, Rasiak has already scored five goals this season with three coming at international level where he has been capped 20 times.
"Rasiak is a tall target man, a hard working, honest player with a good goal scoring record,” commented Head Coach, Martin Jol. “He scored 45 goals in 103 games. He is a regular in the Polish international side which leads qualifying Group 6 just above England and he scored two against Israel in their recent 3-2 victory."
"A lot is said about making the step up from the Championship to the Premiership, but Ashton and Bent have shown that for good players it is not such a big step. I believe he will do well for us and that he will be an asset to the squad."
The Poland international joins Teemu Tainio, Paul Stalteri, Tom Huddlestone, Wayne Routledge, Aaron Lennon, Edgar Davids, Jermaine Jenas and Lee Young-Pyo in joining the Club since the end of last season, considerably strengthening Martin’s squad options.