Matej Vydra has been linked away from Derby County in recent weeks with a move to Leeds United looking likely for weeks. Now Stoke City are interested in the striker but what has he actually done in his career?
Matej Vydra has been around the block quite a bit in his career. He’s spent time at eight different clubs, playing 283 games. During this time he’s scored 87 goals and assisted 28 goals. This means he’s contributed to 115 goals which works out as a goal every 2.46 games.
95 of these appearances came while he was at Watford. He scored 38 goals and assisted on 15 occasions. The Czech Republic international endured two loan spells at Watford from Italian club Udinese before he signed permanently for them for a fee of just over £7.5m.
While at Udinese he also went out on loan to Belgian side Club Brugge and West Bromwich Albion.
After joining Watford on a full time basis he was loaned straight out to Reading who he played for 36 times, scoring nine goals and assisting three. Following his return to Watford he was sold to Derby County for just under £8.5m. Vydra is still currently a Derby County player and has appeared 80 times for them.
With Leeds United and Stoke City both lurking for the 26-year-old signature he may not remain a Derby County player much longer. Former Derby manager Gary Rowett is now, of course, the manager of Stoke City. Should he leave Derby, could that be a factor in where Matej Vydra chooses to go.