Bilic confirms interest in Aston Villa target Pinto

Bilic confirms interest in Aston Villa target Pinto [divider]

Beşiktaş manager has confirmed interest in Aston Villa target Ivo Pinto and two other players the club will target to fill the void at right-back.

“I would like us to sign Pinto,” Bilic said.

“There are three right-backs we are targeting, Martin Linnes, Ivo Pinto and Pavelm Kaderabek. 

“Those in charge of transfers will be doing the negotiating and they will chose whoever best serves the interests of the club. 

“Two players would be a huge boost, who knows we may get all three.”

Beşiktaş have had problems at right-back this season, Serdar Kurtuluş has missed much of the league campaign with injury forcing Bilic to use midfielders Necip Uysal and Atiba Hutchinson as make shift fullbacks.

According to reports in the British media, Aston Villa are also preparing a bid for the former Portuguese U21 international who is valued at €5 million by his club.

Pinto has provided 4 assists in 22 games for Dinamo Zagreb this season.