The Madejski Stadium

Next Game

Reading v Watford

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Watford 2 - 1 Wigan

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

West Brom make Vydra bid

West Brom are chasing a loan deal for Udinese's Matej Vydra, according to Sky sources.

Last Updated: 12/08/13 at 07:50 Post Comment

Matej Vydra: Prolific for Watford in last season's Championship

Matej Vydra: Prolific for Watford in last season's Championship

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Czech Republic striker scored 20 goals in 27 Championship starts while on loan at Watford for the whole of last season.

And Albion have made a bid to bring him back to England on similar terms.

Vydra's goals helped Watford to the Championship play-off final last season and earned him the Championship Player of the Year title at the Football League Awards.

Gianfranco Zola said last month he had not given up hope of re-signing Vydra, but the 21-year-old has been linked with several Premier League clubs and Albion are the first to show their hand.

Steve Clarke has already brought in one striker this summer in Nicolas Anelka, but Romelu Lukaku is back at Chelsea following the end of his loan spell and Peter Odemwingie is a target for Al Nasr of Dubai.

Vydra would be keen to play in the Premier League during the coming campaign following his impressive last season at Vicarage Road.

Asked if he would like to be on his way to the English top flight before the transfer window closes, Vydra told isport.blesk.cz: "It would be my dream. I would like to play in that competition.

"I have not been thinking about specific clubs because there has not been anything. After the international friendly (on 14th August) I would like to move on finally."

Vydra admits a move this late in the window would be far from ideal, but he is reluctant to remain in Italy where he finds himself some way down the attacking pecking order.

He added: "I know it's not ideal because the leagues are starting this week or the next weekend. I would come in as a new player without having spent pre-season preparation with the team and that would make my position more difficult at the beginning.

"If someone does sign me, hopefully they would want me to play.

"Training here has been the same as it would have been somewhere else. In the next few days it should be resolved."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling is to Sanchez as Allen is to Xavi....Shut up Brendan, for once in your life just please, Shut up!

cogs
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

R

aheem's been outstanding for us. Last season he was a young kid of 18 or 19 playing up top with some world-class players. This season he hasn't got that, that's the reality... Somewhere in the back of the room sits super Mario, slowly shaking his head...

ntbarie
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

I

think you're forgetting that De Gea plays for MU and therefore is the bestest and stats are meaningless unless they show this. Lastly, the understanding of goalkeeping in still the stone ages in England, so I wouldn't pay too much attention the warm secretions that pundits and various hangers-on, have been emitting over De Gea.

dr soccer
WhoScored: De Gea Still Not The Best

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling can play as a striker, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling has the qualities needed to play as a striker on a regular basis.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property