It is looking increasingly unlikely that Leeds United will be able to secure a deal for Derby County forward Matej Vydra in this summer’s transfer window.
The Whites have been strongly linked with a move for the striker, but it was claimed last week that the 26-year-old’s wage demands were proving to be a real problem.
Now, according to The Sun, Vydra is actually stalling on a move to Elland Road because he wants to see if any Premier League clubs join the race for his signature.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Vydra rating himself, especially considering that the forward has scored 65 times in 187 Championship appearances during his career.
The 20-time Czech Republic international also netted 21 goals in 40 league appearances for Derby last term, but he is playing a dangerous game.
Leeds are not exactly a small team, and look to be going places under Marcelo Bielsa.
The club’s supporters are now seemingly fed up of waiting for Vydra to make up his mind, however, and want their team to pull the plug.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
If @vydra_92 doesn’t understand that he could play under the most influential manager of all time and would rather chase his bank balance, then he’s not Leeds and never will be #lufc https://t.co/rIU72n6ETq
— James (@leedsthat) July 17, 2018
Smacks of desperation from the player – last throw of the dice to attract Premier League attention (come and get me??). I suspect if this doesn’t stir any interest he’ll be “encouraged” by Derby to reassess the offer from #lufc https://t.co/Imta6gz3yC
— Batty’s Mam (@wasreallynowt) July 17, 2018
If Vydra is holding out for a Premier League move and just keeping us hanging, we must move on to someone who’d love to work with MB #lufc
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) July 17, 2018
@vydra_92 Let’s get to the point… lower your wage demands… come to Leeds and let’s make history!! Surely you want to come and work under Marcelo Bielsa… one of the greatest!! Come on it makes sense!
— Jay Prior 🏴 (@JLP0302) July 17, 2018
If he was using us u til a prem move it’s a no from me
— Rio32LUFC 🇦🇷 (@leedshaz32) July 17, 2018
We’re not second choice. Bye.
— Parma (@Parma__D) July 17, 2018
Move on if he doesn’t won’t to come for the right reasons no second fiddle thanks
— liam atkin (@LiamAtkin) July 17, 2018