Report: Wolves close in on signing Nicolai Boilesen

Wolves are close to signing Nicolai Boilesen of Ajax.

Wolves are close to confirming a deal for Ajax defender Nicolai Boilesen, De Telegraaf reports.

The Championship side are moving to improve their back-line after a poor season, with Boilesen one of Kenny Jackett’s priority targets.

A Danish international, Boilesen has been outcast at Ajax since the end of last season. Despite being club captain, and playing 30 times last term, his reluctance to sign a new contract meant that Frank de Boer kicked him out of the first-team squad.

His deal expires at the end of this season, and Boilesen has not played a single game all term, as De Boer looks to get him off Ajax’s books.

Rather than lose him for free at the end of the campaign, Ajax are sanctioning his departure, and Wolves are close to confirming Boilesen’s arrival at Molineux.

The 23-year-old defender will leave Ajax with 72 appearances to his name, as well as 15 international caps.

A left-back, Boilesen can also play at centre-back, and was highly rated a few years ago. His career has somewhat faltered recently, but Wolves will be getting hold of a truly top class defender when the deal to bring Boilesen to Molineux is confirmed.

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