Alefe Santos: Derby County sign Bristol Rovers youngster

Derby County have signed winger Alefe Santos on a two-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, after he left Conference Premier Bristol Rovers.

The Brazil-born Rovers academy graduate, 19, attracted interest from Premier League side Hull after playing 27 times for the Pirates last season.

Derby will pay compensation for the player as he is under the age of 23.

"He is a player with potential and has the determination to improve," said Rams boss Steve McClaren.