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West Bromwich Albion taking a gamble with Vydra pursuit

West Bromwich Albion are keeping tabs on Derby County forward Matej Vydra ahead of a possible move, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s the word?

Darren Moore is attempting to shape a team that can challenge for promotion following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

The Baggies are in danger of losing a handful of players asa  result of dropping into the second tier, but there is plenty of Championship talent up for grabs.

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One man who could be available is Vydra, who has been at Derby since 2016, but there could be a scramble for his signature given the forward’s exploits in front of goal.

The 26-year-old, who has earned 20 international caps for the Czech Republic, scored an impressive 22 goals in all competitions last season.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Baggies are looking to rival Leeds United for Vydra and they have the upper hand due to the fact that they can offer better wages.

Is this a good idea from West Brom?

There is no doubt that Vydra was a key figure in the Championship during the 2017-16 campaign, but the Baggies do not have the best memories of the forward.

The Czech joined the club for the 2013-14 season, but could only muster three goals in 25 outings for the club.

Having said that, though, Vydra started just seven league matches, and if he was to rejoin he would be used more often.

Given the importance of this season for West Brom, it is imperative that they make the right choices in the transfer market, and the Derby forward falls into the ‘risk’ column.

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