Date: 17th April 2019 at 7:00am
Written by: Alan Johnson

According to Takvim, Tottenham are interested in Domagoj Vida and will make a move for the Besiktas defender this summer. With Toby Alderweireld expected to leave Spurs at the end of the season, Vida could be a potential replacement for the 2019/20. It’s hard to see this deal happening, however.

Vida will turn 30 later this month and will provide no resale value to Tottenham. His reputation skyrocketed after leading Croatia to the final of the 2018 World Cup, but there’s no evidence from his club career that he’s good enough for side like Tottenham.

The six-foot defender has played for NK Osijek, Bayer Leverkusen, Dinamo Zagreb and Dynamo Kyiv, racking up combined transfer fees of under £8m over the last nine years. He’s played in 24 Champions League games (excluding qualifiers) and has been on the winning side only twice. Vida has only played in four games in the last three years.

Transfermarkt says the experienced centre-back has a £9m market value while FIFA say he earns £2.48m-a-year/£47.6k-per-week. Mauricio Pochettino surely wouldn’t spend that Vida as it would be a waste of Daniel Levy’s money. He’s a stop-gap option not a shrewd acquisition.

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