Lee A Ram, subject to medical The official Derby website confirm that Robert Lee agreed the terms of a move to relegation- haunted Derby County in a meeting with John Gregory today and will sign for them once he's passed a medical.
He'll be given the number 7 shirt at Pride Park, unfilled since the departure of Seth Johnson to Leeds.
Lee is being represented by the former Durham cricketer John "animal" Morris, who claims to be a Derby fan, an affiliation going back to when he played for Derbyshire and was a pal of Rams player Ted McMinn.
Contract length and transfer fee are still to be confirmed.
Midfielder farewell: Bobby memories First appearance: vs Middlesbrough (h) League Cup 2nd round, 1st leg 23rd Sept 1992. Drew 0-0.
First goal: vs Chelsea (a) League Cup 3rd round, 28th October 1992. Lost 1-2.
Final appearance: vs Man Utd (a) Premiership, 2nd January 2002.
Final goal: vs Man Utd (h) Premiership, 15th September 2001. Won 4-3.
Toon career stats (all competitions): 368 appearances + 12 as a sub, 56 goals.
Top 5 memories: 1. The equaliser, FA Cup semi 2000.
At last a goal to celebrate at that place in the modern age.
2. Hat trick of headers Antwerp (a) UEFA Cup 1994. Simply beyond our wildest dreams.
3. The goal that never was v Brentford (h) 1993. From inside his own half, an outrageous effort that was chalked off for an offside - against a Brentford player.
4. Scoring for England against Romania at Wembley, 1994. Memories of celebrating this one...out in the street.
5. Equaliser away at Coventry 1997 - a late long range effort, perhaps his best goal for the toon (that counted.) Despite the slight souring of things in his final season, it has to go on the record that for ÃÂ£700k, Lee represents one of the best value signings we've ever made and he's been an integral part of most of what's been memorable about the last decade.
No doubt he and Barton will be warmly received when we play at Pride Park in April, but the cheers might just be that little but louder if a debut victory against the mackems this Saturday is recorded.
PS: it's a good job he managed to get that testimonial sorted for the start of the season, as he leaves after less than ten years service.
not that we're counting like.....