Premier League - West Brom sign Udinese striker Vydra on season-long loan

Matej Vydra has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal after passing a medical, the club have announced.

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Premier League - West Brom sign Udinese striker Vydra on season-long loan
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Vydra spent last season on loan at Watford in the Championship where his 22 goals helped the Hornets reach the play-off final, and his exploits saw him named Championship Player of the Year.

Head coach Steve Clarke told the official club website: “I’m delighted to welcome Matej to the club.

“He had a really good year with Watford and we believe he’s got the qualities to score goals at a higher level. Hopefully, he’ll show that this year with us.

“We had Matej watched throughout last season. As well as some excellent scouting reports, we had some really good feedback from within Watford about Matej as both a player and person."

Vydra is the Baggies third new recruit following the arrivals of Nicolas Anelka and Diego Lugano. The club have also re-signed Goran Popov on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev.

In total, Vydra has made 58 career league appearances, including 20 as a substitute, scoring 24 goals.

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