REPORT: Leeds United Scouting Burnley Striker Matej Vydra

Matej Vydra

According to Sam Meade of the Daily Star, Leeds United are looking to sign Burnley striker Matej Vydra. The 27-year-old has struggled at Turf Moor since moving to Burnley in 2018.

Leeds United Scouting Burnley Striker Matej Vydra

Struggles at Burnley

Vydra has had a tough time since moving to the Clarets in 2018. Sean Dyche opted to sign the Czech Republic striker after an impressive season at Derby County, where he scored 22 goals in 42 appearances during the 2017/18 campaign.

However, the Burnley manager has stuck to his tried and tested methods, preferring Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood over Vydra. As a result, he has made only 16 appearances in just over year with Burnley. Furthermore, he has just one goal to his name at Turf Moor.

Championship Specialist?

The Czech international’s name is synonymous with the Championship. He is most remembered for his debut in the England’s second division, where his 20 goals helped former club Watford to a third-place finish. The Hornets only narrowly missed out on automatic promotion, then lost in the play-off final.

After a brief loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, he returned to Vicarage Road to help Watford finally seal promotion to the Premier League in the 2014/15 season. He registered 16 goals across the season, and also completed five assists.

His most successful season to date came with Derby County. After joining the club for a reported £8 million, he scored 21 goals to help the Rams finish in sixth place.

Matej Vydra Will Bolster the Leeds Attack

As a result of his record in the Championship, Matej Vydra will help bolster the Leeds United attack.

Despite currently occupying second place in the Championship table, Marcelo Bielsa’s side have found scoring regularly a struggle this season. They have just 23 goals from 17 games, but have kept it tight at the back, with just ten goals conceded.

As a result, the addition of the 27-year-old will help bolster’s Leeds’ chance of automatic promotion.


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