Matej Vydra has set his sights on securing a move to the Premier League after an impressive loan stint with Watford, according to his agent Ondrej Chovanec.
The Czech star netted a staggering 22 goals for the Hornets in the Championship last term, helping them to reach the play-off final.
His performances have alerted the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Fulham, with the trio rumoured to be preparing to make serious offers to Udinese for his services.
Despite Watford remaining hopeful that they could secure the 21-year-old for another attempt to gain promotion to the top flight, Chovanec believes that his client will not return to Vicarage Road and that the Premier League is his target.
“I can’t imagine him playing Championship again right now,” he told the Evening Standard.
“We discussed it with the boy and he would like to play with the top players on the top level. It’s difficult because he was very happy at Watford, but if you get the opportunity to play Premier League or German Bundesliga would you say no?
“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 owned by the Pozzo family, who are said to be keen for Vydra to continue to work under Gianfranco Zola.
But, Chovanec says that his client will be allowed to leave if the right offer comes in, and that there is already interest.
“The Pozzos are always saying if the player wants to leave and the offer is good enough then let’s discuss.
“At the moment he would like to play in the highest league. He had two or three proposals from Premier League clubs in January and he has had fresh proposals.”
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