Watford are interested in making a potential move to bring forward Matej Vydra back to Vicarage Road on loan from Premier League Burnley before the window closes, per The Athletic reporter Adam Leventhal.
Vydra has seen his game time at Turf Moor limited since he made the move to Burnley in the summer of 2018 off the back of an excellent season with Derby County where he fired in 21 Championship goals in 42 appearances in the 2017/18 campaign (Sofascore). The Czech Republic international has made just 13 and 19 league appearances respectively in the last two seasons.
That has led to reports that the forward could potentially seek a move away from the Premier League club to boost his chances of making it into the Czech Republic squad for the Euros. It has also been reported that Burnley have offered the forward to Bournemouth in a potential exchange deal for Josh King.
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It has now emerged that Watford are interested in bringing the striker back to the club on loan if he becomes available. However, that could be dependant on other factors such as whether Burnley are able to bring in another attacking option themselves as a replacement before the transfer window closes, per The Athletic.
This would be a very exciting and welcome addition amongst Watford supporters, with Vydra having established himself as a very popular figure amongst the Hornets’ fan base following his successful first spell at Vicarage Road. The 28-year-old was named the Championship’s Player of the Year for firing in 16 goals and five assists in the 2014/15 promotion campaign.
Watford are in need of adding someone with a similar attacking pedigree to their squad for their promotion push in the second half of the season. Troy Deeney has hit some form in the last few games, but he lacks the natural pace and ability to run in behind that the 28-year-old would do if he was brought in on loan.
It does seem though that this would be a complicated deal to get over the line, and the Hornets are going to have to wait until Burnley sort out their own transfer moves first. That means that Watford will have to prepare for the potential that this loan deal does not end up coming off.