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Last Updated: Friday, 29 June 2007, 14:37 GMT 15:37 UK
Derby sign 3.5m striker Earnshaw
Robert Earnshaw
Earnshaw joined Norwich from West Brom for 3.5m in January 2006
Premiership new boys Derby County have broken their club record fee to sign Robert Earnshaw from Norwich for 3.5m.

The Rams' offer activated a clause in the 26-year-old Welsh international striker's contract at Carrow Road.

Derby boss Billy Davies said: "We are delighted to have a new striker on board with a fantastic track record for goals at every level he has played.

"Robert is a fantastic addition to the squad and I'm sure the fans will be excited about our new fox in the box."

606: DEBATE

The deal beats Derby's previous transfer record of 3m, which they paid for Seth Johnson, Craig Burley, Branko Strupar and Giorgi Kinkladze.

Chairman Peter Gadsby added: "We have started with a record signing and it is our hope that the coming weeks will also be busy.

"We are determined to give Billy a squad capable of at least preserving Premier League status.

"We want ideally to have new players in place as soon as possible so we can approach the new challenge with a positive mindset."

Earnshaw holds the distinction of being the only player to have scored hat-tricks in all four English leagues, the FA Cup, the League Cup and at international level.

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