Report: Nuno phones Porto defender Willy Boly to convince him of Wolves move

Nuno Espirito Santo

FC Porto turned Willy Boly away as he arrived for training but Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo has offered to rescue him from the nightmare.

Wolves fans could be forgiven for hoping the club drops their interest in FC Porto defender Willy Boly.

After all, A Bola reported last summer that the Midlands giants made a bid of £6.8 million for the athletic defender after he helped Braga seal an impressive fourth place finish in the Portuguese top flight. However, he was enticed by Champions League football at Porto rather than the Championship with Wolves.

Sporting Braga's Josue Pesqueira (R) celebrates his goal against Fenerbahce with his teammate Willy Boly Willy Boly (L) is living a nightmare at Porto

Yet, 12 months on, a difficult first season at the Estadio do Dragao means Boly could be on the move again. And Record report that a reunion with former Porto manager Nuno Espirito Santo could be on the cards at Molineux.

According to A Bola, Boly has no future at Porto after making just four league appearences in 2016/17 and was even turned away as he arrived for the first day of pre-season training.

As a result, the publication claims that Nuno phoned the disillusioned centre-back to ensure him that he is wanted at Wolves. That personal touch could make Boly come around to the idea of playing in England’s second tier, particularly as his treatment at Porto left a lot to be desired.

Nuno Espirito SantoNuno Espirito Santo is putting in the leg work to sign Boly

A former France Under-19 international renowned for his composure on the ball and fearsome aerial ability, Boly would be the second Primera Liga defender to move to Molinuex this summer, following in the footsteps of former Rio Ave centre-back Roderick Miranda.

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