Transfer news: West Brom loan Udinese striker Matej Vydra for season
West Brom have signed Udinese striker Matej Vydra on a season-long loan.
Last Updated: 13/08/13 1:55pm
The Czech Republic forward spent last season with Watford and scored 22 goals in a campaign that almost ended in promotion to the Premier League.
After passing a medical, Vydra headed off to Hungary to link up with his international team-mates, and he will return in plenty of time to train with West Brom ahead of their season opener against Southampton on Saturday.
Boss Steve Clarke said: "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.
"I've said previously we're a bit light in the forward areas and Matej will increase competition for places. He's another good quality striker to add to the other three senior forwards we have here."