Leeds United linked to Matej Vydra - Here's what ex-boss Steve Evans said about him

Matej Vydra celebrates scoring the first goal for Watford

Leeds United have been linked to Matej Vydra.

Matej Vydra celebrates scoring the first goal for WatfordMatej Vydra celebrates scoring the first goal for Watford

The latest name linked to Leeds United is exciting striker Matej Vydra, a proven goalscorer in the Championship.

The Sun reports (Friday 22/7 edition, page 54), reports the Whites are targeting him on loan from Watford, although are concerned over the fee the Premier League side are asking, in the region of £2 million.

Such a fee could be worth it for a side determined to win promotion, with the Czech striker netting a combined 36 goals in two seasons in the Championship at Watford.

Leeds manager Steve EvansFormer Leeds manager Steve Evans

He is also a player who former boss Steve Evans believes would be perfectly suited for this Leeds side, with the Scotsman name checking him earlier this year as a player who Leeds could need - or should be targeting a player with similar qualities.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds' Noel Whelan Show on January 15, Vydra said: "I think we are missing a genuine ten player. That one who can link that midfield (and attack).

"You know, not Vydra, but almost like a Matej Vydra type who can pull into those holes, pull into wide areas and suddenly create room and opportunities and who is very talented on the ball. Someone who unlocks defences.

"That's the type of player we also need in to the football club."

Matej Vydra shoots against Leeds UnitedMatej Vydra shoots against Leeds United

Leeds did not sign a player of this type in January, although it could be argued they have addressed this in part with the recent addition of Kemar Roofe.

Yet if Roofe plays out wide in a 4-2-3-1, there could be room for Vydra in a central spot behind Chris Wood, if he is preferred to Alex Mowatt.

Reading's Matej Vydra celebrates after scoring their second goalReading's Matej Vydra celebrates after scoring their second goal

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