By Full Contact News and Views
Roos, who only signed for Conference Premier club Nuneaton Town in November, has secured a dream move after a fairy-tale two months. Making 12 appearances for Nuneaton, Roos kept 8 clean sheets (including 6 clean sheets in his first six appearances) and fast became the most talked about keeper outside of the Football League.
Roos joins Steve McLaren’s Derby side for an undisclosed transfer fee, and has signed a contract until the summer of 2016. Derby fought off interest from a number of clubs to acquire Kelle’s services, and big things will be expected of the young Dutch goalkeeper now that he will be working with Derby’s renowned goalkeeper coach Eric Steele – whose former proteges whilst working for Manchester United include the likes of Edwin Van der Sar, Peter Schmeichel and David de Gea.
Commenting on the transfer Full Contact’s Head of Football Lee Payne said “I am so pleased for Kelle that this transfer has completed. I think I said when we signed Kelle to Full Contact back in early November that this boy would go a long way in the game ; but I think if I am honest I could not have imagined things would progress so quickly. Huge credit has to go to Kelle as the way he adjusted to English football was so impressive. Being a keeper in the Conference Premier is very different to his Dutch academy background, but Kelle just took everything in his stride. When we found out that Derby County wanted to sign him, it made perfect sense; they have a manager experienced in Dutch football, a head keeper coach who has worked for years with the best Dutch keeper of all time and their desire to make Kelle one of their own meant a lot to him.”
Full Contact’s senior partner Dan Chapman said “An awful lot of work has gone on behind the scenes from a number of people to make this transfer happen, and whilst first and foremost we are delighted for Kelle it is always pleasurable to work on a deal that all parties benefit from. I worked closely with Ian Neale at Nuneaton and Chris Evans at Derby to finalise this transfer, amongst a lot of interest from many clubs so we are grateful to them both for their assistance.”
Kelle himself said “I am so pleased to join Derby County, a club with a great history but I think a very exciting future ahead. For a Dutch goalkeeper there were many very good reasons to join this club, and I can not wait to move now to the next stage of my career. I am very grateful to Nuneaton Town for the opportunity they gave to me to shine in English football, and I am always going to support and follow Nuneaton. I am so thankful to my team at Full Contact who made all of this happen, they delivered on everything they said they would and more.”
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