Report: Leeds target Matej Vydra hoping for Premier League move

Matej Vydra of Derby County celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on January 13,...

Leeds United appear to be struggling to sign Matej Vydra, and the division that they are playing in is reportedly one of the reasons.

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 a report from The Sun, Matej Vydra remains interested in a move to Leeds this summer but the striker is currently hoping to still secure a move to the Premier League before the window closes.

Vydra has been linked with a move away from Derby County this summer, with The Sun reporting that the Rams are looking to cash in due to Financial Fair Play regulations and that Leeds and West Brom are eyeing a deal for last season's top goalscorer in the Championship.

 

The Sun reports that £11 million-rated Vydra is willing to consider a move to Elland Road before the new season but is hoping that a top flight club will come in and offer him another chance at the highest level having not enjoyed particularly fruitful spells at England's top table with the Baggies and Watford in the past.

It would appear that Vydra may be about to pile more pressure on himself if he does ultimately end up making the move to Leeds this summer.

Matej Vydra of Derby County celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on January 13,...

A deal for the 26-year-old is likely to be one of the most expensive in the Whites' history and Marcelo Bielsa hardly has a cluster of prolific forwards to pick from right now anyway, so much of the goalscoring burden is likely to fall on his shoulders if he does join.

The fact that he is reportedly holding out for a potential move elsewhere may not impress the Elland Road faithful, so if he does arrive, he may feel under even more pressure to hit the ground running and make sure that he does not lose the supporters before he has even got going. 

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

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