Report: Fulham turn down Domagoj Vida as Croatian nears Roma switch

Manager Claudio Ranieri of Fulham FC walks off the pitch after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2019 in London, United...

Fulham have conceded 51 Premier League goals this season but it seems that Besiktas centre-back Vida was simply too expensive.

Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida celebrates with teammates after winning the penalty shoot-out at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Croatia and Denmark...

Croatian international defender Domagoj Vida could be on his way to Roma despite being offered to Premier League strugglers Fulham, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

2018 was by far the most impressive year of Vida’s career as he sealed a move to Besiktas before starring at the World Cup in Russia, helping Croatia reach the final for the first time in their history while beating England and Argentina along the way.

 

As a result, his reputation has gone through the roof. And Gianluca Di Marzio believes that Vida could be rewarded for 12 stellar months with the biggest move of his career.

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco is keen to bring the former Dinamo Zagreb colossus to the Stadio Olimpico.

Besiktas' Damagoj Vida celebrates after scoring a goal during Turkish Spor Toto Super leagua fotball match between Besiktas and Fenerbahce on February 25, 2018 at Vodafone Park stadium in...

Interestingly, the report adds that Vida was offered to Fulham with Besiktas in the midst of a financial crisis. But it is understood that the Turkish Super Lig side were demanding a fee that Claudio Ranieri's side were simply not willing to pay.

This is despite a dreadful defensive record that has seen The Cottagers concede 51 goals in just 23 top flight games this season.

Sporx reported earlier in the month that the 29-year-old Vida was valued at £10.8 million.

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic (L) and Domagoj Vida (R) go for a header during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Croatia and Kosovo in Zagreb on September 3, 2017....

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