Picking Matej Vydra over Abel Hernandez looks like a smart choice for Leeds United

Hull City's Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM...

Leeds United have reportedly decided upon signing Derby County's Matej Vydra.

Matej Vydra of Derby scores the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

According to the Daily Mirror’s live transfer blog (10:01) Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has picked Matej Vydra over Abel Hernandez, and that looks to be a smart decision, all things considered.

Leeds have been linked with both Vydra and Hernandez throughout the summer so far, but the Mirror claim that Bielsa has encouraged them to move for the Derby County frontman.

And, out of the pair, Vydra does indeed look like the safer bet to sign.

Matej Vydra of Derby shoots past Aden Flint during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Bristol City at the iPro Stadium on January 19, 2018 in Derby, England.

Of course, Hernandez could also have been a good addition to Leeds’ squad, but there was no guarantee he would stay fit.

The Uruguayan has struggled with injury throughout his career, and with Leeds needing a guaranteed goalscorer, investing big wages in him would have been a risk.

If Hernandez had been ruled out with injury, Leeds could have been left short - but Vydra looks a far safer buy.

Hull City's Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM...

The Czech international is similarly proven in front of goal at Championship level, but he comes with far fewer doubts over his fitness.

Vydra is also younger than Hernandez and, therefore, has a greater re-sale value, if things don’t work out at Elland Road.

And Bielsa looks to have made a smart choice out of the pair, as Vydra just looks far less risky an addition for Leeds to make.

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