Vydra latest striker to fall in West Brom’s sights

After declaring that he as looking to sign at least 4 new players, Baggies boss Steve Clarke has been linked with a host of top strikers from around Europe.

The latest player to join this growing list is Udinese striker Matej Vydra who the club are interested in signing on a season long loan.

Vydra has a good reputation as one of the top young prospects in European football and has impressed in previous loan spells in England for the likes of Watford.

With the club still desperate to sell players such as Peter Odemwingie in the near future, Vydra would give some added depth to the squad at The Hawthorns.

The Czech striker is aware of the growing interest in his services from West Brom despite only just returning to Italy and parent club Udinese.

This was later confirmed by the striker’s player who stated that a bid had been placed by The Baggies although nothing else has happened yet. This was confirmed by comments placed in the Birmingham Mail where a player’s representative was quoted as saying that “West Brom have made a bid and they interest Matej. We have heard good things about Steve Clarke from other players. And West Brom are clearly a club going places.”

Vydra’s interest isn’t surprising considering that the 21 year old spent the last year on loan at Watford where he just narrowly missed out on helping them gain promotion to the Premier League.

Vydra was in scintillating form as well at Vicarage Road where he led the scoring charts with an impressive 20 goals in 41 games.

Alongside that, he has also worked his way into the Czech Republic national team having earned 7 caps and scoring 2 goals in the past year.

With this promising form, it’s no surprise that Vydra has made it onto Steve Clarke’s shortlist that has several other well known attacking players on there.

The club has already been thought to have made a bid for former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou whilst the club are also reportedly putting together a loan move for former Swansea winger Scott Sinclair from Manchester City.

Having already signed Nicolas Anelka and the prospect of Vydra, Kalou and Sinclair all moving to The Hawthorns, West Brom are all set to become one of the surprise packages of the new season and build on the promising form that they showed last season

Andrew Roach is writer and editor of SqueakyBumTime.com. A keen Arsenal fan who is always on the pulse of all things at the Emirates!