Nottingham Forest have seemingly been loosely linked with proven Championship forward Matej Vydra for what feels like an eternity.

The January 2020 transfer window has stayed true to form and the Bristol Post had linked the Reds with a move for the Burnley man.

It is claimed that Bristol City are also keen on the 29-year-old. West Brom have also been linked but they have added Callum Robinson to their ranks.

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Forest are in need of attackers and although a striker is required, someone with Vydra’s versatility might be ideal.

During his career, he has played 174 games as a centre-forward. He has played 48 games as a number 10 and a handful of appearances out wide (Transfermarkt).

Having one player who could fill two or three roles would make Vydra ideal for Forest.

Tiago Silva has been the regular attack-minded midfielder in the Forest team but his direct rival, Joao Carvalho has been badly out of form.

Having a player like Vydra is something that most Championship clubs would relish.

His spell at Derby saw him utilised as a number 10 more often than not. He scored 20 goals in 38 appearances and played some of his best football to date.


Vydra’s time at Burnley hasn’t proved successful at all.

He has made just 26 appearances, scoring twice and registering four assists since arriving in 2018.

For whatever reason, he hasn’t been able to force himself into Sean Dyche’s plans and he could leave this month.

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Getting him back up to speed might be of concern, but he is a prolific performer at Championship level.

Vydra has scored 65 goals in the second tier and helped Watford into the Premier League during the 2014/15 campaign.

He is paid £35,000-a-week (Spotrac) by Burnley and a loan deal is perhaps more likely this month.

So far Adama Diakhaby has been added, whilst reports in France claim that Nuno Da Costa is close to signing from Strasbourg (Mercato).

Forest fans will crave a proven attacker to complement the current crop and Vyrda could be just the man for Lamouchi.

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