Matej Vydra has been one of the most prominent strikers in the Championship this season and Watford could struggle to hang onto him.
Matej Vydra has a superb record of 19 goals in 27 games for Watford so far this season, the sort of record which is bound to attract interest from some of the best sides in the Premier League.
The Express has suggested that several Premier League sides are already working on enquiries for the Czech star and there is very little that Watford can do about it.
As things stand Vydra is not owned by Watford because he is on loan from Serie A giants Udinese. Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has confirmed he is trying to make the move permanent.
However, until that point any side that wants him don’t even have to consult Watford because they can go straight to the source.
The main rumour doing the rounds is that Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are two very interested parties, that want to give Vydra the chance to play Premier League football.
All they have to do is work out a deal with Udinese who can call the player back from his loan spell before officially selling him off to another club.
Watford is where he’s making a name for himself and subsequently he could choose to try and stay in the Championship with the team. After all, he knows the club, he knows the system and he won’t want to risk his success.
It’s also important to consider that Udinese may not want to sell him. They must be keeping one eye on his record at Watford which suggests he can do a job for the Italian side.
His agent has confirmed that at least five Premier League clubs are in the mix to sign him which means Watford need to act quickly or they could miss out on a player, who could potentially help them back into the Premier League.
Anything that does happen won’t happen until the summer because his agent has also confirmed that the player is not interested in sorting out any quick deal which may turn out to be a poor decision.
So whoever wants him is free to agree a deal with Udinese, before getting onto his agent and paving the way for a move once the season has ended.
Do Watford have a chance of keeping him? Of course they do but they’ll have to work their socks off to stop him from going to a bigger club.
If you’re a Spurs or West Ham fan, what do you make of this?
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