Wolves make £16m bid for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida

According to Sabah, Wolves have made a bid of around £16 million for Besiktas and Croatia defender, Domagoj Vida.

The 29-year-old had attracted a lot of attention this summer since his excellent displays at the 2018 World Cup.

A host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham and Leicester City have been linked with moves for Vida, but as per the report from Sabah, Wolves are the club who have made the highest bid of around £16 million.

Experienced centre-back

Vida began his career in Croatia with NK Osijek for whom he played 86 games before signing for Bayer Leverkusen in July of 2010 for a fee of around £2 million.

However, Vida would only manage nine appearances for the German side before moving to Dinamo Zagreb in 2011 for a fee of around £1.17 million.

Vida then moved to Dynamo Kyiv for around £4.5 million and would go on to play 160 games for them, in which he scored 13 and assisted eight.

Vida then joined Besiktas in January of 2018 on a free transfer and has played 18 games for the Turkish side.

Nuno Espirito Santo

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)


After making top signings such as Ruben Neves and Diego Jota, Wolves were able to dominate the Championship throughout the 2017/18 season.

Wolves were top of the table for the majority of the season and they would eventually finish the season in 1st place with an astonishing 99 points.

But now Wolves have finally won promotion to the Premier League after being absent from the top flight of English football since 2012, they need to make sure their squad is of Premier League quality.

One way they would certainly be able to do that is by signing someone like Vida.

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