Derby County make Alefe Santos signing

Alefe Santos of Bristol Rovers battles with Jamal Fyfield of York City during the FA Cup First Round match between Bristol Rovers and York City at Memorial Stadium on November 8, 2013
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Derby County sign Alefe Santos from Bristol Rovers on a two-year deal.

Derby County have completed the signing of winger Alefe Santos from Bristol Rovers.

The 19-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Championship club, with the option of a further year, after turning down the offer of a new contract from Rovers.

Santos had been linked with a move to Premier League side Hull City.

"We are pleased to welcome Alefe to Derby County," head coach Steve McClaren told Derby's official website.

"He is a player with potential and has the determination to improve, so we are looking forward to working with him."

Santos made 27 appearances for Rovers in League Two last season.

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