Turkish journalist Turgay Demir makes a major claim after suggesting Liverpool have joined Everton in the race for Besiktas defender and World Cup quarterfinalist, Domagoj Vida.
The player who can play across all positions in the backline has played an important part to the Croatian defence.
Before the Croatian started his performance on the centre stage, Liverpool’s neighbouring rivals Everton were heavily linked with a move for him.
However, moving on a few weeks into the World Cup, a group stage completion, a Round of 16 victory, and the Reds have now joined the race for the defender. Both clubs have put in a bid of around £13 million (€15 million) as reported.
According to Demir – Besiktas are ready to part ways with the player but only at the right price. The Turkish club is looking more in the region of €20 million and nothing lower. Having recently signed on a free with four years remaining on his contract, it gives the club legroom for this.
This, plus a star showing at the World Cup could see the tally rise beyond that and a bidding war between the two Merseyside clubs could be sparked.
The Toffees are in search of a serious European finish this campaign and the Reds are building a squad of winners.
The improvement made after the Virgil van Dijk inclusion must be repeated. A better figure than the 38 conceded is needed for them to mount a serious title challenge.
Vida has proven a worthy partner alongside Liverpool’s, Dejan Lovren, during this world tournament.