According to Turkish journalist Safak Malatya on his Twitter account, Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida, rated at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, this summer, and Wolves fans have been quick to react to the rumour and the Croatia international’s latest 2018 World Cup display.
The west Midlands outfit’s manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who should be targeting a move for another 28-year-old World Cup defender as an upgrade on Matt Doherty, may well be looking to strengthen his central defensive options ahead of the club’s Premier League return, and while he has signed Willy Boly on a permanent basis he may not be finished there.
Vida, who shone in his nation’s brilliant 3-0 win against Argentina on Thursday night which ensured they qualified for the knockout stages with a group game to spare, has only been with the Turkish giants since January but could already be on the move.
Wolves supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour and Vida’s performance, and while one said “class defender had Messi in his pocket”, another said he “would complement Coady and Boly”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
He looked good tonight to be fair
— robert turner (@robertturner10) June 21, 2018
Class defender had messi in his pocket. Weird haircut though
— Paul Mincher (@paulmincher1) June 21, 2018
100% sign him after his performance tonight ?
— Mackenzie Cadman (@M4ckenzieC) June 21, 2018
Would be a great signing needs to sort his hair out tho
— Alex Crowe (@crowe_aj) June 20, 2018
— Mikey Gray (@hatememorepls) June 21, 2018
Vida’s a beast. Can see why Wolves want to sign him
— ➰ (@wwfcal) June 21, 2018
That Vida is average on the ball. Though he is proper defender. Would compliment Coady and Boly.
— MarkWWFC (@markjh88) June 21, 2018