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Opinion: Vida would be one of Wolves’ best signings of the summer

Opinion: Vida would be one of Wolves’ best signings of the summer

According to the Birmingham Mail, reporting via Sabah, Wolves are interested in launching a bid for Domagoj Vida this summer.

Vida has just enjoyed a remarkable World Cup campaign in which he played a key role in Croatia’s unprecedented run to the final.

The partnership struck up between Vida and Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren at the heart of the Croatian back line was the bedrock upon which the national team’s surprise success was built.

It is therefore not surprising that Premier League outfits might be interested in luring the 29-year-old to England ahead of the new season.

Transfermarkt value the Besiktas man at £10.8 million, and as the aforementioned report states, Wolves appear keen on pursuing his signature. 

The Breakdown

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has already done a fine job during his time in charge at Molineux. The Championship title triumph of last season, and the fine football that his side played along the way, has all been underpinned by the manager’s brilliant work in the transfer market.

Already this summer, the likes of Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez have been brought to the club.

Nuno’s squad is packing plenty of talent and flair ahead of the new campaign. However, it is still lacking in other areas.

The defence, especially, lacks elite level experience and quality strength in depth. The addition of Vida would go a long way to offsetting these frailties and ensuring that this Wolves side have the necessary grit and resilience to withstand the gruelling top flight campaign ahead.

What’s more, Vida has the capacity to become a true leader at the back for Wolves, and his aerial dominance and physicality would certainly make the defence at Molineux a more intimidating unit.

Vida perhaps wouldn’t be the most exciting signing made by Nuno this summer, but he could easily turn out to be the most important. Now Wolves just need to go out and get this deal done.

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