According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United could step away from a deal for Derby County’s Matej Vydra after balking at the striker’s wage demands.
It is not exactly a secret that Leeds want to sign Vydra this summer, with new head coach Marcelo Bielsa desperate to improve his forward line ahead of the new campaign.
Leeds are said to be prepared to meet Derby’s £11m valuation, and it had been suggested that a deal was close to going through.
However, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Vydra’s increased wage demands could make it difficult for Leeds to complete a deal in this summer’s transfer window.
The report claims that the Whites are prepared to pay Vydra in excess of £30,000 a week, but the 26-year-old has now increased his wage demands.
As a result, Bielsa’s team could now walk away from a deal which had seemed very close to completion over the weekend.
There is 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 scored 21 times in 40 league appearances for Derby last term, meanwhile, and there is no question that he would improve Leeds.
There is a fine line between rating yourself and being greedy, however, and Vydra needs to be careful that he does not fall into the latter category.
After all, Leeds are offering him the chance to spearhead an exciting promotion challenge next term.
The Whites have thus far been frustrated in their pursuit of a number of strikers this summer, and both parties should do all they can to ensure that this one gets over the line.