West Brom have agreed a deal to take Udinese’s Matej Vydra on a season-long loan.
Vydra impressed on-loan at Watford last season, prompting interest from a number of Premier League clubs. But it’s the Baggies who have landed the 21-year-old.
The Birmingham Mail reports that a deal was struck yesterday and that the clubs are now tying up all the loose ends before announcing that the deal is done.
Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta had previously made it clear that the Czech international wanted to return to England.
He said: “We know what the player wants, it is no surprise for us.
“Vydra has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League and we agree with him.
“It is important that players have objectives and he is convinced he can do well there.”
The player has already undergone a medical, so the deal should be announced within the next 24 hours. It’s not yet clear whether the forward will feature in the Premier League opener against Southampton on Saturday. He is on international duty this week, so will only be able to train with his new team-mates a couple of times before the Baggies start the new season.