Leeds United are getting serious in their quest to sign Matej Vydra from Derby County this summer.
Vydra has emerged as a major transfer target for Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa this summer, with Alan Nixon, often a reliable source on Twitter, confirming that whilst a deal will cost the Whites, they are getting serious about bringing him on board.
The reliable journalist also revealed that Leeds have been looking at an alternative, but Bielsa’s admiration of Vydra is well known.
Last season, Vydra won the Championship’s golden boot, after scoring 21 goals for Derby to help them to sixth the table.
The 26-year-old finished the campaign with 22 goals across all competitions, with Vydra producing one of his best campaigns in English football under Gary Rowett.
The Czech forward arrived at Derby in an £8m deal back in 2016, with the Rams wanting to make a significant profit should he leave Pride Park this summer.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, Derby will want around £12m for Vydra’s service this summer.
tricky one though. Bielsa likes Vydra more but Derby want about £12m for him. Big fee. Hernandez won’t be especially cheap either. But the club will have to settle on someone fairly soon.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 21, 2018
The journalist’s update also mentioned Leeds’ interest in Abel Hernandez, acknowledging that the Whites will have to make a decision on their targets soon.
Since Bielsa’s arrival at Elland Road, it appears that Leeds’ focus is going on Vydra, who would be a real statement signing.
Bielsa prefers Vydra to Hernandez, and with it looking likely that the 62-year-old will be conducting the bulk of Leeds’ business this summer, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see a hefty bid go in for the 26-year-old.
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