Watford & Aston Villa Eye Move For Croatia International Defender Domagoj Vida

Watford and Aston Villa are among several sides eyeing a January move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.

A source close to Besiktas informed Turkish-Football that there is growing interest in the Croatia international.

Both Premier League sides have made enquiries to Besiktas regarding the 2018 World Cup finalists availability.

Vida has another three-years remaining on his contract but Besiktas have to listen to offers due to their financial position.

The 30-year-old is the highest-paid player in the squad earning approximately €3.5m per-season.

Vida received offers over the last two transfer windows which were rejected but Besiktas are no longer in a position to turn down offers for their star man.

Besiktas plan to slash the wage bill and will be selling the highest-paid members of the squad.

Vida has been in great form for Besiktas this term scoring twice in 12 league games.

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The powerful defender has played an important role in the Black Eagles winning their last six successive games.

The Black-Whites are currently 2nd in the Super Lig just three points behind league leaders Sivasspor.

Vida has 79 international caps for Croatia and is expected to be first-choice centre-back at Euro 2020 this summer.