Cobblers midfielder Jacobs on brink of Derby County switch

HE'S GOING - Michael Jacobs is on the brink of signing for Derby County
HE'S GOING - Michael Jacobs is on the brink of signing for Derby County

COBBLERS player of the year Michael Jacobs is on the brink of sealing a dream big-money transfer to npower Championship club Derby County.

The 20-year-old is expected to be officially unveiled as a Rams player tomorrow, with the player reportedly undergoing a medical at Pride Park today.

Town and Derby have agreed a fee for Jacobs, meaning there will be no need for a tribunal, which will be a relief for Derby boss Nigel Clough who has gone on record stating he wanted to get the deal done as quickly as possible.

Jacobs recently turned down a new contract offer to stay at Northampton, and the club have reluctantly been forced to cash in on the player.

It is understood the fee, which will remain undisclosed, will not surpass the club record £525,000 fee received for goalkeeper Mark Bunn from Blackburn Rovers in September, 2008.

Jacobs made 100 senior appearances for the Cobblers, making his debut as a substitute in the opening game of the 2010-11 season at Torquay United, scoring 15 goals.