The arrival of Marcelo Bielsa has not had the desired effect that the supporters believed he would have when he agreed to become Leeds United’s new manager in June, but recent reports suggest that an end to the current frustration is looming on the horizon.
According to a recent report from talkSPORT, Frank Lampard could be tempted to offload Matej Vydra to Leeds this summer in order to raise funds for the acquisition of Martyn Waghorn from Ipswich Town. After weeks of frustration, the latest reports suggest that Leeds could finally be set to welcome a new striker to the club, breathing new life into their promotion dream in the process.
So far Biesla has only been able to add Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman to his ranks on temporary loan deals, so the arrival of Vydra would certainly represent their most promising piece of business to date.
With 187 Championship appearances to his name, Vydra is a player who knows the 2nd tier of English football inside and out and would certainly have no problem adapting to life at Elland Road.
During Derby’s unsuccessful promotion bid last season, Vydra netted a total of 21 goals, provided 4 assists and also made 40 key passes from 42 outings for the club, so it’s clear he has the quality to make a huge difference in the final-third.
Boasting a solid record of a goal every other game, Vydra could finally inject the firepower Leeds are crying out for to mount a push for promotion to the Premier League with his direct approach and clinical instinct inside the penalty area.
With a transfermarkt valuation of £7.2 million, there’s no doubt that the Czech Republic international will come at a steep price this summer, but on the evidence of his form for the Rams last season he would be well worth forking out for.
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