Has Domagoj Vida just played his way out of Everton move with man of the match display?

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton have been heavily linked with a move for Croatian defender Domagoj Vida.

Domagoj Vida of Croatia passes the ball during the Croatia Training Session at the Luzhniki Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Everton are in desperate need of new blood, particularly in defence, and have been linked with Domagoj Vida, as reported by the likes of the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees are in the hunt for a centre-back this summer and reports claimed Marco Silva has his sights set on Besiktas defender Vida.

The Croatian centre half only joined the Turkish club back in January on a free transfer but has attracted interest from across Europe with his displays at the Russia World Cup.

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva looks on during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west...

And as the competition intensifies Vida seems to be stepping up to the plate.

But has the 29-year-old just played his way out of a move to Everton and to a bigger club instead with a man of the match display against England as Croatia advanced to the World Cup final?

Vida was one of the best players on the pitch and barely gave Spurs star Harry Kane a kick as Croatia came back from 1-0 down to beat England 2-1 after extra-time.

Harry Kane of England challenges for the ball with Domagoj Vida of Croatia  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July...

Everton's big rivals Liverpool have also been linked - as reported by the Liverpool Echo - and with Champions League football to offer that could prove decisive.

Silva must tackle the problem of an ageing defence which includes Ashley Williams, 33, Leighton Baines, 33 and 35-year-old Phil Jagielka.

While Vida wouldn't bring that average age down considerably he still has a good three or four years left in him at the top level and brings plenty of much-needed experience too.

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