Bristol Live has claimed that West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Burnley striker Matej Vydra, but face stern competition from Bristol City for the Czech Republic international.
Vydra, 27, has managed just 100 minutes of Premier League football this season and has ultimately failed since his £10million (Bristol Live) move from Derby County in the summer of 2018 – which saw Vydra reject a move to Leeds United.
The striker is desperate for game time – something he is not getting at Burnley – in order to boost his chances of gaining a place in Czech Republic’s Euro 2020 side. Now, three Championship clubs are willing to help him achieve that.
Despite completing the signing of Callum Robinson from Sheffield United, West Brom want Vydra to boost their promotion chase while Forest are also keen. Bristol City, though, are crying out for a striker and that may make them first choice.
TBR’s view – Is Vydra a good signing, given his recent lack of game time?
Only nine appearances this season, and just 17 in his first season for Burnley – Vydra last scored in September 2018. His lack of game time at Burnley will surely prove to be a massive knock to his confidence.
Able to play in a number of positions, including out wide and in the 10 role, Vydra has excellent stats in the Championship – scoring 65 times in 187 games. But given his recent lack of playing time, he is a risk.