Championship promotion hopefuls Watford are looking to strengthen their squad with the addition of Matej Vydra. Ryan Gray of the Watford Observer and Andy Jones of The Athletic are reporting that the Hornets want to take the Burnley striker on loan this month.
It is understood that discussions between the two clubs have taken place; however, Burnley are keen to keep him as a back-up option unless they can find a replacement. Vydra on the other hand wants first-team football.
Watford Keen on Burnley Forward Matej Vydra
Burnley Willing to let Matej Vydra Leave
Matej Vydra is currently a back-up option for Sean Dyche at present at Turf Moor. However, the forward understandably wants first-team football. Dyche could allow Vydra to leave during the current transfer window but wants a replacement in order to retain strength in depth within his squad.
According to Alex James of Lancs Live, Dyche has made an enquiry about Bournemouth striker Josh King. The Clarets have struggled for goals this season, scoring just ten in 18 Premier League games. Should a deal between Burnley and Bournemouth be agreed, Vydra could be heading to Watford for the third time in his career.
Watford Want Burnley Forward Matej Vydra for a Third Time
Matej Vydra is no stranger to Watford and their fans. The Czech Republic international played 95 games over two spells earlier in his career, scoring 38 goals. In a loan spell during the 2012/13 season, Vydra scored 22 goals in 47 games in all competitions. He was back at Vicarage Road between 2014 and 2017- scoring 16 goals in 48 games. A move back to a club he knows well could be his chance to get his career back on track.
A Frustrating Time at Turf Moor
Matej Vydra has endured a tough and frustrating time at Burnley since joining. The striker signed from Derby County following a successful spell in the Championship with the Rams. Vydra arrived for £11 million in 2018 and has found goals hard to come by.
Just three goals have come his way in the Premier League with a further four in other competitions. After 53 games for Sean Dyche, Matej Vydra could be heading out of the Premier League and back to the Championship.
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