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Vydra said goodbye to Burnley after relegation, he did not accept the offer of a new contract

Vydra moved to Burnley four years ago from Derby as the best gunner in the second division, but he struggled with shooting at the “Clarets”. The offensive all-rounder scored only 12 goals in 97 competitive games and did not have a fixed place in the starting line-up.

In the past year, the native of Chotěboř suffered from major health problems. In January, he underwent surgery for an inguinal hernia, in March he injured his elbow, and at the end of April he tore the cruciate ligament in his knee again. In the Premier League, he managed 22 matches, in which he recorded two goals and three assists. He is currently recovering from surgery.

“I would like to say goodbye to the amazing fans who supported me during my time at Burnley. I am happy that I could experience the family atmosphere of the club, excellent teammates and excellent care from the doctor and physiotherapists who helped me with the injury,” Vydra wrote.

I did my best to fulfill my potential, I wasn’t afraid to risk injury even when my contract was coming to an end. I’m so simple, I wanted to help the club at all costs,” added the former player of Jihlava, Ostrava, Udine and Watford.

He didn’t feel much interest from Burnley, which former Belgian international Vincent Kompany started coaching in the summer. “Negotiations with the club were minimal. I received one offer that I could not accept. I wish the club and the fans a great season and good luck,” said Vydra.

“Yesterday I saw my great surgeon, Andy Williams, who was very happy with my recovery. It’s going better than expected and I’ve been told I’ll be back on the pitch soon,” added the footballer with 46 caps and seven goals.

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