Despite the strong rumours linking Leeds United with Burnley striker Matej Vydra, Phil Hay has confirmed that the whites have no intention of bringing the Czech international to Elland Road in January.
Vydra, 27, was heavily linked with a move to the West Yorkshire club in the summer of 2018 but they instead spent £7 million bringing in striker Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough. This was mainly due to the fact Vydra himself stalled on a deal because he preferred a move to the Premier League, something he managed after Burnley acquired his signature.
There has been recent speculation claiming that Leeds had refreshed their interest in the striker but according to Phil Hay, this is wide of the mark. Hay claims that – assuming Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah remains at Elland Road for the season – Leeds will stick with their current front-men.
Vydra’s name been doing the rounds for the past week or so but that definitely won’t be happening. Leeds will stick with their frontline as it is next month provided Nketiah stays. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) December 2, 2019
Vydra, who has been capped 26 times for the Czech national side scoring 5 times in the process, is a proven striker at this level having previously played for Watford, Reading and most recently Derby County. He scored over 50 goals during his time in the Championship but since signing for Burnley he has struggled for game-time, featuring 17 times in just over a season, with only 3 of those coming from the start. He has scored just a single goal during his spell for the Clarets.