Liverpool Told They Can Sign World Cup Star For £31m After Opening Bid Is Rejected
Liverpool will need to pay £31m to sign Domagoj Vida after Besiktas rejected their opening £13m bid for the Croatian centre-back
The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool will need to pay £31m to sign Domagoj Vida…
Liverpool will need to pay £31m to sign Domagoj Vida after Besiktas rejected their opening £13m bid for the Croatian centre-back, according to a report by TeamTalk.
Vida only joined Besiktas in January following a five-year spell at Dinamo Kiev and he enjoyed an impressive first six months in Turkey during the second half of last season before taking that form in to the World Cup finals this summer.
The defender has played a key role alongside Dejan Lovren at the heart of the Croatia back four and scored during the dramatic quarter-final win over Russia on Saturday to book a semi-final date with England on Wednesday night.
The 29-year-old’s excellent displays have seemingly caught the eye of Liverpool as TeamTalk cite a Turkish journalist as saying last week that the Reds had tabled an opening £13m bid for his signature.
Besiktas were initially holding out for around £18m, however, the Turkish giants have now upped Vida’s asking price following his heroics in Russia as Fanatik, via TeamTalk, claim they have now made it clear to Liverpool they’ll now have to pay £31m.
The report says Everton are also in the running to sign the experienced centre-back but Vida favours a move to Anfield in order to play with international team-mate Lovren – even though the pair would be competing for the same starting spot alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Vida’s future won’t be resolved until after the World Cup where he’s due to earn his 63rd cap against England but it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will go back in with an improved offer after learning of Besiktas’s hefty asking price.
Jurgen Klopp has already splashed out around £100m on Fabinho and Nay Keita and he’s also in the market for a top class attacking midfielder so I don’t think Liverpool would sanction a big-money move for Vida as well.
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