Leeds United reportedly want Matej Vydra of Burnley.

According to The Mirror (print edition, page 74, November 22, 2019), Leeds United are interested in signing Matej Vydra from Burnley in the January transfer window (click here to read more).

It has been reported that the Championship club are planning to make a bid of £7.5 million bid for the 27-year-old forward.

The Czech Republic international has failed to make an impact at Burnley in the Premier League, but the forward is well known to Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani.

Back in August 2018, Radrizzani spoke highly of the forward when he was at Derby County and when the Whites were trying to sign him.

The Italian businessman said that Vydra “is a great player”, but he added that the forward did not show that he was willing to play for Leeds.

Radrizzani told The Yorkshire Evening Post about Vydra on August 4, 2018: “No doubt Vydra is a great player but we want to have players who feel it’s special to wear the white jersey.

“He didn’t show it. He could think it but if he doesn’t show it with action, it’s difficult.”

January transfer

Patrick Bamford is the main striker at Leeds at the moment, while Arsenal-owned Eddie Nketiah is hugely talented, but a player of Vydra’s quality and experience in the Championship will certainly help Marcelo Bielsa’s side in their quest to clinch automatic promotion to the Premier League.

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