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Andre Wisdom has left Liverpool for Derby County.

Derby County have signed defender Andre Wisdom on a permanent transfer from Liverpool, the clubs announced on Friday.

Wisdom returns to Derby in the Championship — where he had a successful loan spell in the 2013-14 campaign — in a deal worth around £4.5 million, sources told ESPN FC.

Subject to a medical. the transfer is likely to be completed upon the opening of the transfer window on July 1, after the 24-year-old agreed personal terms on Friday.

Wisdom spent last season on loan at RB Salzburg, making 24 appearances for the Austrian Bundesliga champions.

The Leeds-born versatile defender is a product of Liverpool’s academy and in total made 22 first-team appearances for the Reds after making his debut in September 2012.

He becomes the second new arrival at Derby this summer after Rams boss Gary Rowett signed fellow defender Curtis Davies from Hull last week. Wisdom has also had loan spells with West Brom and Norwich.

Playing at right-back, he was part of the Derby team which reached the Championship playoff final under Steve McClaren where they lost 1-0 to QPR at Wembley.

Information from Press Association Sport was used in this report.

Glenn is ESPN FC’s Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

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