Burnley sign Derby’s Vydra

Premier League outfit Burnley have completed the signing of striker Matej Vydra from Championship side Derby County, the Lancashire club have announced.

The Czech Republic international has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor, with an option of a further 12 months.

Vydra joins Burnley for an undisclosed fee, having previously experienced Premier League football with both West Bromwich Albion and Watford.

The 26-year-old top scored with 21 goals in 40 Championship appearances for the Rams last season, though his form did dip during the second half of the campaign. He had scored only five goals in 33 appearances the previous season.

Matej Vydra was named as the Championship Player of the Year when he fired in 20 goals in 41 appearances for Watford in 2012-13. He has 20 caps for the Czech Republic, scoring five goals.

New Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been very active during the summer transfer window, signing six players. Vydra becomes the latest name to leave Pride Park, following the likes of Darren Bent, Chris Baird, Jason Shackell and Andreas Weimann all to depart.

The Rams were 2-1 winners at Reading in their opening fixture of the 2018-19 Championship season on Friday night.