Rams close on Lewis
Benny Feilhaber has been cleared to make his Derby debut as Billy Davies closes on Eddie Lewis.
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 17/08/07 2:57pm
Benny Feilhaber has been cleared to make his Derby County debut as Billy Davies closes on fellow USA international Eddie Lewis.
Derby agreed a three-year contract to sign Feilhaber in a £1million deal from Hamburg earlier this week.
The Premier League club have been waiting for international clearance, which has now been received, freeing Feilhaber up to make his debut against Tottenham on Saturday.
"Obviously we're very pleased to get international clearance for Benny," Rams boss Davies told the club's official website.
"He is a tremendous young talent with excellent potential, so now we're looking forward to introducing him into the Premier League and life in England."
Meanwhile, Davies has also lined up a deal to sign Lewis from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.
Lewis has been attracting the interest of Stoke City, but is in talks over a move to Pride Park after Leeds confirmed a fee had been agreed.
The versatile left-sider worked with Davies at Preston North End and is now set to be handed a chance in the Premier League.