Watford’s on-loan striker Vydra unlikely to stay in the Championship.
Matej Vydra caught the eye of several Premier League clubs last season with 22 goals for Watford and now his agent has alerted Arsenal, Tottenham and Fulham, by revealing his client would be interested in a move.
After the Hornets lost in the Championship play-off final to Crystal Palace and failed to secure a place in the top flight, it was always likely that the Udinese striker would not return to for another year.
Although the owners of the Italian club would be keen for Vydra to go back to Vicarage Road, the 21-year-old’s agent also thinks they would be open to a permanent transfer somewhere else.
“I can’t imagine him playing Championship again right now,” Ondrej Chovanec told the Evening Standard.
“We discussed it with the boy and he would like to play with the top players on the top level.
“He is the number one Czech international striker and he would like to play the same level competition as Petr Cech is doing.”
Both Watford and Udinese are controlled by the Pozzo family and some controversy has emerged over the number of loaned players from the Serie A club to the Championship.
Vydra’s performances for the Hornets helped earn him a call-up to the Czech Republic national squad and the forward has since played seven times and scored twice.
Udinese signed the striker from Czech side FC Banik Ostrava in 2010 for a fee of £2.6m and would not be willing to let their increasingly growing talent leave for any less than that, so Arsenal and Spurs would have to tempt the Pozzos with a decent offer.