West Brom have joined Leeds United in the race for Derby forward Matej Vydra, with the Rams demanding £11m for their main man.
The Czech Republic international had a fine campaign last season, scoring 21 goals which saw the East Midlands side make the top six.
However, they missed out on promotion, and ahead of another Championship season Derby are prepared to cash in on Vydra as they look to balance the books.
And, according to the Express & Star the Rams want £11m for the 26-year old who is also attracting interest from Leeds United.
The Whites are in desperate need of a forward and will have the pull of boss Marcelo Bielsa, although Albion should be able to offer an attractive financial package to bring Vydra back to The Hawthorns.
The former Watford man had a season-long loan spell back in 2013 in the West Midlands but it wasn’t one to remember. He managed just three goals for The Baggies, who were a Premier League side at the time.
It’s easy to see why Vydra is so in-demand, he was prolific last season and is also a good footballer that brings a lot to the team.
Therefore, Derby asking for £11m is very fair, particularly in today’s market when Championship clubs have paid more for strikers.
Whether it’s West Brom or Leeds, whoever ends up with Vydra will have a top striker at this level and it will seriously boost their promotion prospects.
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