Express & Star is reporting that West Bromwich Albion could soon table an £11million offer for former striker Matej Vydra. The Derby County forward has been the subject of major transfer speculation over the course of the summer months.
Vydra has been left at home whilst the rest of the Derby squad headed away for a pre-season training camp in Tenerife a few weeks ago (Telegraph). Leeds United were extremely interested in the player, but the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that they have since ‘cooled’ their desire in the player due to excessive wage demands. West Brom now could make their move for last season’s Championship top scorer.
However, Darren Moore would only consider making such a big move for the player if they were to lose one of their current strikers at the club. Salomon Rondon have been touted with a move to several clubs this summer. He is one that probably isn’t too likely to want a season in the Sky Bet Championship. Jay Rodriguez is another linked with the exit door at the Hawthorns. Moore doesn’t want to lose him, but Premier League football is something he can not offer at this very moment.
Derby are said to be prepared to let the Czech front man leave Pride Park in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. £11million is the price they want, and Vydra would demand approximately £35,000-a-week in wages.
Vydra therefore is firmly on the radar of the Baggies as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for an immediate return into the Premier League at the first attempt. Moore is currently in his first pre-season in club management.