Matej Vydra attracting interest from Leeds and Birmingham

The forward is out-of-favour at Vicarage Road and has attracted interest from Championship sides.

Matej Vydra attracting interest from Leeds and Birmingham
Vydra is attracting interest from Leeds and Birmingham (Photo: Getty Images)

Watford forward Matej Vydra is attracting interest from Championship sides Leeds United and Birmingham City.

The two clubs are believed to be interested in taking the out-of-favour striker away from Vicarage Road in order to try and bolster their squads ahead of the new season.

Vydra scored three goals in 31 appearances during a loan spell in the Championship with Reading last season.

Djedje (right) is Mazzarri's latest recruit. | Photo: Getty Images
Djedje (right) is Mazzarri's latest recruit. | Photo: Getty Images

Hornets stating intent this summer

New Hornets coach Walter Mazzarri has been busy so far this summer and will have to shift six foreign players to match the Premier League requirements for their 25-man squad.

And Vydra may well be one of those players, but it may only be another loan deal to either Leeds or Birmingham.

Forward players Jerome Sinclair and Isaac Success have been brought into the club so far, which has given some indication that the new boss is wanting to move on with the squad.

Mazzarri has also brought in defender Christian Kabasele, Juan Camilo Zuniga on loan, Brice Dja Djedje and is also linked with a move for attacking midfielder Sofian Boufal.

The forward spent last season out on loan with Reading. | Photo: Getty Images
The forward spent last season out on loan with Reading. | Photo: Getty Images

Vydra’s future may lie elsewhere

Following his successful spell with the Hornets in the 2014/15 season, Vydra, who scored 16 goals in 42 games that season, didn’t make a single appearance in the Premier League last season.

The forward has played at five different youth levels for the Czech Republic ranging from Under-16s to the Under-21 side, and combined he has scored 10 goals in 40 games.

He has 16 caps for the Czech’s so far, but what will a move to the Championship do for his career, and is there any way he could be part of Mazzarri’s plans?

However, because he hasn’t made a single appearance since signing on a permanent basis, his future may lie elsewhere.