If the newspapers are to be believed, Spurs are looking in some very unexpected places in order to reinforce their front line this month. Firstly, there were the links – as yet unsubstantiated – to Celtic’s Gary Hooper and now, the club are reported to be looking in England’s second tier.
The player in question is Matej Vydra, a Czech international who is currently on loan at Watford from his parent club Udinese. Vydra is just 20 but his professional career started in his homeland at the age of 16.
He hadn’t featured a great deal for any of his three clubs until the Watford move came up. At Udinese he’s played twice since 2010 but at Watford, Vydra has managed an impressive 16 strikes in 23 appearances.
Still – it’s only the championship but the player’s agent claims that Premier League clubs are watching his client.
“At the moment, five Premier League clubs are interested in Matej,” said Ondrej Chovanec. “But we want Matej to stay with Watford at least until the summer. We are not planning any rush move for him.”
At 20, he may not solve our striker issues straight away but is Matej Vydra worth a gamble as a squad member, based on his record at Vicarage Road?