Derby teen Festy Ebosele will join Serie A side Udinese on a five-year bargain this late spring.
Ebosele, 19, has been permitted to haggle with abroad clubs since January as his Derby contract was expected to terminate toward the finish of the period.
Derby chief Wayne Rooney said last Friday that the Republic of Ireland Under-21 worldwide was set to sign a pre-contract with an Italian side and it has now been uncovered Udinese, who are fourteenth in Serie A, will be his next objective.
A club explanation on Udinese’s site read: “Ebosele has been in the worldwide picture for a long time, having gone up through the positions from the U17s and U19s up to the U21s.
“The 19-year-old’s exhibition level quickly persuaded Udinese to carry him to Italy for the following not many seasons.
“Welcome, Festy. See you soon in Udine!”
Ebosele, who is regularly sent on the conservative or at right-back, has shown up for Derby up to this point this season.
He has begun 16 association games with Rooney using his adaptability during an upside down season at Pride Park.
Derby actually have a little possibility of remaining in the Championship in spite of being hit by a – 21 focus derivation for breaking the ELF’s Profitability and Sustainability rules. They are eight focuses from security with seven games left to play.
Ebosele made his senior introduction for Derby in their 2-0 FA Cup rout by Chorley in January 2021.
Republic of Ireland chief Stephen Kenny said at the end of the week that he was keen for Ebosele to draw out his visit at Derby.
“I’d have been glad for him to stay at Derby to create,” Kenny said.
“Wayne Rooney has worked effectively fostering those youthful players.
“I’m not against the reality that he’s going to Italy. Assuming that he will play routinely, amazing. I think the key thing is any place he goes he gets the chance to play.”
Previous Everton assailant Gerard Deulofeu and Arsenal loanee Pablo Mari are presently carrying out their specialty at Udinese’s Stadio Friuli.