Report - Watford intent on return of Czech striker

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Matej Vydra could be returning to the Championship, as Watford hope to acquire his services for another season.

The 2012/13 Championship Player of the Season spent a season on loan at Vicarage Road from sister club Udinese, and the Czech Republic international contributed 22 goals in 47 games. Finishing the season as top scorer aided Watford, as they just missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League, before losing in the play-off final to Crystal Palace.

His impressive season was rewarded with intense interest from numerous Premier League clubs, before a five-year contract extension at parent club Udinese put paid to these rumours. After struggling to feature in the Udinese pre-season squad, a season-long loan to West Bromwich Albion materialised, although the 22-year old has not featured as much as he intended.

Seven starts and 15 substitute appearances in the Premier League have done little to increase Vydra's reputation, and the meagre total of three goals may suggest that he is better suited to another season in the Championship.

And, to the joy of the Hornets faithful, the Watford Observer is reporting that club owners the Pozzo's are focused on bringing Vydra back to Watford as they attempt to achieve promotion to the Premier League for the third season since their arrival.

With the news that Watford are close to securing a permanent deal for Hungarian midfield Daniel Tozser, it appears as if the management team are attempting to finalise any transfer business as early as possible. The return of Vydra would allay the fears concerning the potential departure of 2013/14 top scorer and club Player of the Year Troy Deeney - who has been tracked by various Premier League clubs - as well as pleasing the fans who have been calling for his return all season long.

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