Vilhena impressed in victory over PSV Eindhoven yesterday.
Former Holland fullback Marcel Peeper can see Vilhena moving to England in 2019.
“As he played against PSV, I think he could also play for a club in England below the top four, for example. But then he has to reach this level every week,” said Peeper.
“That is for him the biggest challenge, and that’s not easy.”
Vilhena has long been on the radar of Southampton scouts.