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.
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.
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.
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.