Report: Wolves close to signing loanee defender Willy Boly on permanent deal

Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolves are reportedly close to agreeing a permanent deal for loanee defender Willy Boly this summer.

Atdhe Nuhiu of Sheffield Wednesday is challenged by Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at...

Wolves are set to get their summer business underway by securing a permanent deal for loanee defender Willy Boly after his impressive debut campaign in the Championship, according to the Express & Star

The commanding central defender played a pivotal role in Nuno Espirito Santo's title-winning season, and the manager has allegedly seen fit to reward him with a permanent contract.

The Porto man scored three times in 37 appearances for Wolves last term in the Championship and was an ever-present in a solid rear-guard all season, ending with his side comfortably securing the title, nine points clear of Cardiff City.

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...

Now Wolves are on the verge of prisng the defender away from the Estadio do Dragao permanently, with the 27-year-old costing around £10million, according to the report.

It remains to be seen whether the Frenchman can replicate his solid form against Premier League opposition next season, although until now there have been no suggestions he has sufficient weaknesses in his game.

Wolves fans will hope the deal can be wrapped up and the club can continue pursuits of further quality additions, ensuring they have a chance of prospering in England's top flight next term. 

 

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