Sunderland aim to complete loan deal for Vydra in effort to avoid repeat of this season’s relegation battle.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is planning a surprise swoop for Udinese hitman Matej Vydra to bolster his striking options at the Stadium of Light.
The proposed loan move for the Czech Republic striker comes as no surprise as Sunderland struggled to find the net last season, bagging the third lowest goal tally in the Premier League’s.
Vydra, who spent last season on a season long loan at Championship side Watford put in a series of good performances for the Vicarage Road club, scoring 22 goals on his way to securing the Championship Player of the Year award.
However, parent club Udinese seem reluctant to sell the talented youngster, with The Sun reporting that an £8m price tag has been placed on the forward.
However, another temporary stint in England could be on the cards as the Black Cats look to provide striking competition for first choice forwards Steven Fletcher and the misfiring Danny Graham.
Competition for Vydra’s signature is rife, with a host of Premier League clubs reportedly showing interest in the Czech.
But Sunderland may hold an edge in signing the forward over other interested clubs Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Ham due to new director of football Roberto De Fanti having previously worked with the Serie A club.