This Young Striker Would Be Great Acquisition For Newcastle


21 year-old Matej Vydra was born in Czechoslovakia, and he is currently at Italian club Udinese, and last season he was on loan at Watford in the Championship and scored 22 goals in 44 total appearances for the Hornets.

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Matej Vydra – 21 year-old Udinese striker
He looks a bit like Alan Smith

This is another article in our series of looking at some good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now. or some time in the future, but we have no evidence that Newcastle are currently interested in any of these players.

Matej joined Udinese in June of 2010, after playing at Czech clubs Vysocina Jihlava and Banik Ostrava earlier in his career.

He joined Udinese after he was voted by sport journalists as the Czech Revelation of the Year for season 2009-2010 when he played at Banik Ostrava and scored 7 goals in 29 appearances, when he was just 18 years old.

Last August he was loaned out to Watford for the season, and he excelled in England and Watford even made the play-offs final, but just missed out on promotion to the Premier League, when they were beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace at Wembley.

But the young striker who turned 21 on May 1st, did himself no harm at all.

Vydra was born in Chotebor, in the old Czechoslovakia, and he stands 5’11” tall and is right footed.

In March Vydra won the 2012/2013 Championship Player of the Season award in his first season in English football – that’s what Kevin Nolan won back in 2010, when Newcastle gained promotion in our first season down under.

So this lad’s already a good player, and he’s played for all the Czech youth sides and 7 times for the full Czech Republic side with two goals.

If Newcastle want to bring in a good striker this lad would fit the bill, and he’s proved he can play well in the English league, and he would cost around €3M (£2.6M), according to transfermarkt.com – but he’s probably worth more than that.

But in mid-June there were reports that Udinese had already turned down an £8M offer for him from a Premier League club (Newcastle?).

It’s this kind of player we should be looking to sign, before he becomes far too expensive for Newcastle – but at over £8M, that may already be the case..

Here’s some video of this youngster.

What do you think?

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234 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #1

    I really struggle to see how playing Cisse and Darren Bent would work with our poor distribution of the ball

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Liked the look him last season but were Udinese not wanting about 8 million for him ?

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #3

    @1 ben

    our distribution should be better with cab’s/sissoko/anita/arfa/bigi esp if there played in forward thinking roles and not in defensive roles !

    ————-tiote————-
    ———cab’s–sissoko—-
    –arfa——————-remy
    ————–cisse————

    if 4-4-2 i’d take tiote out and put bent with cisse and push everyone back slightly as cab’s/siss have everything in there game and can defend aswell as attack.

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Yo – why does it have to correspond with sources?!

    Read it online. Never claimed it to be an “exclusive” !

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  • noladonna

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Lol if Newcastle buy bent I’d eat my hat i just don’t believe it for 1 second i reckon Percy’s targeted him as someone he’d like to sign but Percy’s basically just a puppet i don’t really think he has much influence in transfers department what ever he asks for he never gets fuck remy, f**k bent I’d pass on both why don’t we get a few loans from Madrid or barca there stacked with players

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  • noladonna

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #6

    We should get some loans in barca and Madrid are stacked with good young talent

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Torq
    Haha was just a joke mate relax

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  • noladonna

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Sling bent he’s not wanted by the toon just Percy we all know he has no say when it comes to buying players

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Yo – Sorry mate. Struggle to separate the wheat from the chaff lately on here!

    Only just seen the news. Kets must be thrilled!

    How long until an ‘Alderwield rejects Norwich! Newcastle interested?’ article is written?! 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Torq
    Don’t worry mate I don’t offend easy 😉 I know I went to bat with that lad claiming to be employed by Ashley but uve earned wee but more respect from moi

    Soon mate soon Ed will be on the case no doubt, I don’t see the point in us getting him tbh since Colos staying

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Shouldn’t Percy’s buy of Obertan be an indication of what happens when he buys players 😉 lol

    …Bent! no thank you!

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  • Agent Stardust

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #12

    HOW EXACTLY WOULD HE BE GREAT FOR US?

    Ed you talk a load of absolute cr@p on here.

    Article after article of made up nonsense to get more pages out and make more money.

    What an absolute joke. If there’s no news just pick a player from anywhere around Europe and make a headline that he would be great for Newcastle even tho you are clueless about football and if he was good enough somebody would be in for him. Get a life. If you want to run a blog for money just do it but don’t pretend to be running it for the public.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Agent Stardust

    Take a running jump off a very large building you utter pr!ck.

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  • Agent Stardust

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #14

    why? is it all great news?

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  • Agent Stardust

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #15

    are you even from Newcastle?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    agent

    regardless of your views you need new pages otherwise there would be 500+ posts on each page lol

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  • Agent Stardust

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #17

    ok wolfshead thats a decent reason. I take your point. Nice comment and respected.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Do I need to be from Newcastle to be able to have an opinion?

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Agent Stardust
    Don’t blame Ed for the lack of news. He runs this blog as a dedicated fan, taking up hour after hour of his retirement to satisfy us as fans, he doesn’t have to. Don’t claim he’s doing it for money, he’s doing it for the best fans in the world. People would get annoyed if there were no new articles, and he knows this and so picks a good player and says they would be a good player, which they would, as there is nothing else to report on. If it annoys you so much, leave and don’t comment, but don’t criticise Ed for providing the fans with articles.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Agent stardust
    What a d1ck
    He clearly states he’s doing a series on young players across Europe he never says we’re intrested
    And so what if he does make money off of it? Does this affect you? Do you have to pay to come on here?
    He invests enough time on running the blog so why shouldn’t he get paid for it?
    Your the miserable fcuked who needs a life pal

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Agent
    If ur that much against Ed dont use his blog? Seems a fairly simple way to go

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Stardust – don’t like it?!?? Assume this will be the last we see of you, then! Bye bye

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  • jakesome

    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Agent your a noob and just outed yourself as an attention seeking child tryin to start an online argument

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #24

    ED
    Ignore muppets like stardust, nout better to do but slag of someone else’s work but doesn’t have the imagination or balls to attempt there own blog
    Keep up the good work

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #25

    indykaila News ?@indykaila 3m
    Rumour: #Krul bid rejected. #AFC #NUFC
    from Hamburg, Hamburg

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #26

    I am sorry,
    But Ed is also a poster in a way, if we can critisize each other why not ED.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Torqhinio

    I won’t ask you on any news mate because it seems to continually land you in trouble pal!
    Just wondered if within the clubs you with if JFK is a respected in world football as he makes out! And if having this bloke in charge will affect players or clubs really wanting to do business or even take us seriously?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #28

    If I said Vydra

    I would have been Jesus MK 2

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  • sphinxhunter

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #29

    I like his speed and his positioning. But what league is this ? The amount of time they give him and the sitting back off him makes him look a lot better than perhaps he really is. He would get monstered in the EPL! A development player perhaps just advanced of Campbell. Why stymie Campbell’s development, rather get someone with more experience and can hit the ground running, now!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Indian
    When ever some body publishes anything they obviously leave them open to criticism and I’m sure ED doesn’t mind constructive or even fair criticism, but when he clearly states that an article is in a series of articles on talented youngsters throughout Europe that he’d like to see at the toon then that’s not fair criticism it’s just someone being a tw@

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Sphinx
    It’s in the championship and tbf the stats are impressive for a lad his age in his first season in English football

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Tads – Appreciate that mate. 🙂

    And honestly, nobody seems that familiar with JFK. More importantly, players over here arent familiar with JFK.

    Which, let’s be honest, is a GOOD thing! 🙂

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #33

    just sign sinclair/remy and a young english lad good enough for 1st team but not the finished article so will be happy with the bench.

    atleast i can start to look forward a bit to the new season then.

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  • The puppy formerly known as prince

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Well been away diving for 10 days and i see the only transfers we’re from the airport to the hotel! Never mind with Joe the lyrical waxer on the case from Monday I’m sure things will get moving. I don’t even care what position anymore just some one to freshen things up and prove we still have ambition!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #35

    tads

    i dont know about respected but he could be liked within the closed shop of managers we dont know if you had a pint with him you might find him pleasant company! his public persona is gruff but i think he has no time for the media and i dont think he takes criticism very well either haha 😉

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  • nut meg

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    I posted earlier about people with reading difficulties & Ed tells folk every time when he doe’s this sort of post.
    This is another article in our series of looking at some good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now. or some time in the future, but we have no evidence that Newcastle are currently interested in any of these players.
    nuff said really

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #37

    N.B.A.
    hear hear.

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  • The puppy formerly known as prince

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #38

    This guy is predicting Joe moving into management soon watch out Alan.

    pic.twitter.com/4UUuyae3hg

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  • Jamseyd24

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #39

    I think we need some signing or at least interest to give everyone something to talk about rather than slag each other off.
    By the way do I have to be from Newcastle to be a Toon supporter? If so iv been wrongly supporting the NUFC for 25 yrs.

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  • Perchinho Pricing Blunder

    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Shut up jamsey you blithering idiot. You’re not even from Newcastle 😉

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