Report: Watford to reject any approaches for striker Matej Vydra

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Nottingham Forest have been linked with making a move for Watford forward Vydra.

The Daily Mail claim that Watford will reject any approaches for Matej Vydra, after reports stated Nottingham Forest were one of a number of Championship clubs said to be looking at him.

It was reported by HITC Sport that Forest were looking at signing the Czech striker on a season-long loan deal, with sources close to the club hinting at their wish to bring him to the City Ground.

Vydra has a proven pedigree in the second tier, having netted 36 goals in two separate loans spells with Watford. The 23-year-old signed a permanent contract with the Hornets this summer, arriving from sister club Udinese, but has found himself on the substitutes bench for the first two games of the Premier League campaign.

Troy Deeney has been preferred in the lone striker role of a Quique Sanchez Flores’ 4-2-3-1 system, whilst Odion Ighalo has played behind him as a number 10. Flores has yet to select Vydra, even as a late substitute from the bench when a goal is needed.

However, the Mail claim that Vydra is still considered a key part of Flores’ squad, and the club will rebuff any approaches should they be made for the young striker. The Hornets have a long way to go to secure their status in the top flight, and their task will be much easier with Vydra around to chip in with vital goals throughout the campaign.

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