According to the Derby Telegraph, the club could be set to let Championship Golden Boot winner Matej Vydra move away from Pride Park and a move to Leeds United and Elland Road could be a viable option for the strikers next club.
This comes amidst speculation that Leeds United have been chasing Uruguayan striker and free agent Abel Hernandez for the majority of this summer. With other clubs also thought to be chasing Hernandez’ signature, it had been reported that the West-Yorkshire club may turn their attention to Vydra.
If Vydra has a £10m price tag placed on his head and has to be sold this summer to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations as the Derby Telegraph suggest, there is no reason as to why Leeds United couldn’t end up with a strike partnership of both Vydra and Hernandez next season.
Supposedly, Abel Hernandez could be keen to play under Leeds United’s potential new manager Marcelo Bielsa who has been in talks about taking on the vacant managerial role at Elland Road. If Bielsa is announced in the coming days, Hernandez could follow suit and sign for the West-Yorkshire club on a free transfer.
As Hernandez is a free agent, although his wages will most likely be costly, the absence of a fee in a deal for the Uruguayan could leave Leeds United some money to sign Vydra as well. Leeds United are thought to have money to spend this summer given the fact that they’ve recently been invested in by San Francisco 49ers – which could suggest if they wanted to, they could splash out and have one of the most lethal strikeforces in the Championship.