Leeds United have been linked with a move for Derby County’s top scorer, a deal that would represent a wise investment for the Whites.
According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United are interested in signing Derby County’s Matej Vydra. Despite concluding the season as the Championship’s top goalscorer, it is possible that the Rams will sell the 26-year-old due to their inability to comply with FFP.
While £10M is viewed as a sizeable fee in the Championship, the Peacocks could acquire the services of a striker who is well-accustomed to the demands of the second tier of English football.
Ultimately, the ambition for all those affiliated with Leeds United is to return to the Premier League. Kemar Roofe was Leeds’ highest scorer in the Championship with 11 goals. It’s certainly a respectable record, yet it’s insufficient if Leeds are hoping to return to the top-flight of English football.
At the age of 26, Matej Vydra provides treasured experience and a prospective sense of longevity. Throughout his career, the Czech Republic forward has testified his credentials as a competent striker, especially in the Championship.
He has amassed over 20 goals in a single Championship season on two occasions during his career (2012-13 and 2017-18), and he flaunts a decent international record having scored five goals in 20 games for his country.
The striker is highly-regarded as a proficient finisher, and a signing of his reputation could significantly augment Leeds’ ambitions of securing promotion to the Premier League.
Naturally, certain aspects of his game require greater improvement such as his passing or his ability to compete in the air, yet in today’s market, £10M represents a solid investment for a proven Championship striker. I believe that Leeds should do everything in their power to secure Matej Vydra’s signature.
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