Spurs in paltry €18m bid to sign Liverpool, Everton World Cup target

Tottenham have made a firm move to sign Croatia World Cup defender Domagoj Vida, according to a report in Turkey.

Spurs have tabled an €18m bid for the Liverpool and Everton target, according to Aspor.

Maurico Pochettino is looking for a replacement for Belgium World Cup defender Toby Alderweireld, who has been linked with a switch to Manchester United.

Alderweireld, 29, looks like his future will be decided after the tournament’s conclusion in Russia.

United were hoping to get Alderweireld on board this summer, but Spurs have played hardball and are believed to have demanded more than the £55million that Ed Woodward and Co. were prepared to pay.

Besiktas centre-back Vida, 29, has been linked with Everton and Liverpool with A Spor claiming both clubs had bid for the player.

“€15m (£13m) has been proposed but Besiktas will not consider a bid below €20m (£18m).”

But with the Croatia defender, who scored against Russia on Saturday, in the World Cup semi-final, Besiktas now want £31m for him, report Fanatik.

If that report is to be believed then Spurs’ approach is likely to be laughed out of Istanbul, especially with four years to run on his contract in Turkey.