Report: Tottenham want to sign Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Vida shone as Croatia reached the World Cup final last year but could he get a belated move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.

Domagoj Vida of Croatia celebrates his side's first goal, scored by team mate Ivan Perisic (not pictured) during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki...

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Domagoj Vida from Besiktas this summer, according to Takvim.

With life at their space-age new stadium finally underway, Spurs can now turn their attention to the transfer market once again, although funds are expected to be tight once more during the upcoming transfer window.

 

So maybe this is why they have identified the experienced Vida as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld, according to Takvim.

A rugged 29-year-old centre-back, Vida shone as Croatia surprisingly reached the World Cup final last year but he ended up staying in Istanbul despite being linked with a big-money move to the Premier League.

Besiktas' Croatian defender  Domagoj Vida  (L) vies with Fenerbahce's Brazilian forward Jose Fernando  celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Super Lig football...

A Spor claimed in July that Spurs had tabled a bid of £15.9 million but Besiktas, who were determined to secure a huge fee for a player they signed on a free from Dinamo Zagreb, refused to sell for that price.

It remains to be seen how much Besiktas want for Vida 12 months on. A versatile and battle-scarred defender who has earned 71 caps for his country, the one-time Bayer Leverkusen ace would add depth to a back line that could be severely weakened by Alderweireld’s departure.

Domagoj Vida #21 of Croatia and Javier Hernandez #14 of Mexico pursue the ball in the second half of an international friendly soccer match at AT&T Stadium on March 27, 2018 in Arlington,...

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