Would £10m Willy Boly deal be Wolves' best signing under Fosun?

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to keep Porto defender Willy Boly after securing their promotion to the Premier League.

Harlee Dean of Birmingham is challenged by Willy Boly during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Andrews on December 4, 2017 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ spending has come under the microscope of late, not just from the Championship sides they have swatted away but from the Premier League teams who seem a little nervy about their impending return to the big time, as reported by the Telegraph.

Yes, Wolves smashed the Championship transfer record to sign Ruben Neves for £15.8 million last summer. But they also signed John Ruddy and Ryan Bennett for free, brought in Matt Doherty for next to nothing and landed Barry Douglas - the league’s top goal-maker with 14 assists - for just £1 million from Konyaspor.

Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers motivates his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Fulham at Molineux on November 3, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

And it seems Wolves could be about to land another brilliant bargain deal that should remind all their critics that they do indeed know the value of money and are not simply taking a kid in a candy store approach to the transfer market.

According to the Telegraph, the Black Country giants are planning to trigger the £10 million clause to make Willy Boly’s loan move from FC Porto a permanent transfer.

The powerful Frenchman has been fantastic since he moved to Molineux, helping Wolves claim 19 clean sheets in his 34 Championship appearances. In fact, there has arguably been no better centre-half in England’s second tier this season than Boly.

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at the final whistle by kissing Willy Boly of Wolves(2R) during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and...

And, in today’s market, £10 million is a snip and one of the best deals yet since Chinese investors Fosun completed their takeover of the club.

Yes, Wolves were certainly aided by Jorge Mendes’ Portuguese connections when they signed Boly on loan last summer. But no one can accuse them of paying silly money for Boly.

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