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Report: Irons in for Croatian defender

West Ham United are reported to have made a bid to sign Besiktas central defender Domagoj Vida according to Bein Sports Turkey .

The 29 year old Croatian international has – they say – been the subject of a €22m and they even suggest that the club charman Fikret Orman is now flying to England to finalise a possible deal.

According to Bein Sports Turkey, after these talks it’s expected Vida will leave the club, but Orman is still looking to negotiate the transfer fee with West Ham for the former Dynamo Kiev player.

Reports from Turkey have been notoriously off the mark over recent seasons and that the club president would be flying to the capital seems a bit OTT.

These things are usually tied up by CEO’s at long distance with agent participation always involved.

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Given that we have the two central defenders manager Manuel Pellegrini wanted plus Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice and the injured Winston Reid this looks like one to take with a pinch of salt.


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3 comments on “Report: Irons in for Croatian defender

  1. Yes not sure how much truth there is in this one, looks a solid defender but imho Laxalt is the player we should be after he would give us a lot more defensively.

  2. I’m unsure we can rely on Reid, but we can rely on Rice, Oggie and (hopefully) the two new boys. If Oxford stays, we have him too, and Kouyate could play in CD too if we were really desperate, so I can’t see why we’d want to spend money on him unless one of the above leaves.

  3. What about the Mexican Reyes? He’s 25 and going on a ‘free surely on age alone he’s the better bet?

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