Matej Vydra – Watford Interested In Signing Czech International Striker
After guided his side to an immediate return to the Premier League last weekend, Watford manager Xisco Munoz is now looking at ways to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming transfer window and one area that Munoz is looking to improve is his striking options.
According to reports in some national newspapers, Watford are reportedly monitoring the position of Matej Vydra at Premier League rivals Burnley ahead of a potential move for the Czech Republic International striker in the summer transfer window. Vydra, is certainly no stranger to Vicarage Road, having joined Watford on two loan spells before making a permanent switch to the Hornets in 2015.
The forward, who is valued at around £3M and was understood to be one of the Hornet’s targets last summer, is set to enter the final year of his contract with the Clarets and could well be interested in a move away from Turf Moor to join his former club this summer.
Watford’s attacking options are not great at the moment with club captain Troy Deeney’s contract set to expire at the end of the season and former Clarets striker Andre Gray still struggling for consistency, the Hornets also have Joao Pedro available but he has managed to provide just thirteen goals in the Sky Bet Championship after struggling in the three Premier League games he played in the relegation season.
Although Vydra has achieved success throughout his career at Sky Bet Championship level, scoring sixty-five times he has been less successful in the Premier League in recent seasons. Despite making twenty-three appearances for the Clarets this season in the Premier League, Vydra has only managed four goals which could be down to the fact that until recently he has mainly been used as a late substitute by manager Sean Dyche.