Rams Keeper becomes Black Cat

Last updated : 10 January 2003 By

Bye Bye Poom.

Mart Poom
Mart Poom gone but not forgotten
Derby County have today Friday 10th Jan 2003 sold Estonian goalkeeper Mart Poom to Sunderland for £2.5 Million. Although Mart has not played in his two-month loan to the Black Cats, which started in November 2002, his undoubted quality has tempted Sunderland to cash in on the Rams January sale.

A regular Estonian International, Poom played in 166 games for Derby County and was one of the fans favourites. He is without doubt a great loss to Derby County but the money raised is very much needed to placate the banks after Derby’s debts have reached around £30million.

Manager John Gregory was expecting one player to be sold during the January transfer window. It now remains to be seen if this is enough for the time being or if more players are to leave before the end of the month.

The Rams board are currently discussing the loan and possible sale of Chris Riggott and Malcolm Christie to Middlesbrough. It is not yet known if today’s transfer news will have any bearing on the discussions.