Wolverhampton Wanderers fans react on Twitter to a report about signing Willy Boly for only £10 million.

It was reported by The Express and Star on Tuesday that Wolverhampton Wanderers had agreed a deal to sign Willy Boly.

The Porto centre-back impressed on a season-long loan at Wolves last season, playing a huge role as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side cruised to Premier League promotion.

Consequently, fans of the Molineux club were desperate to see him stay in the West Midlands and that wish looks on the brink of being realised as rumours of a £10 million permanent deal continue to swirl.

That isn’t a great deal of money in the modern climate of lofty transfer fees and, given what they saw from him last season, Wolves fans reckon it represents an outstanding bit of business.

Boly is certainly a fine centre-back, but it must be remembered that the Premier League is a sizable step up in class from the Championship and time will tell if the Porto-owned stalwart is equal to the task.

Exceptional defenders in the second tier can and have been exposed in a big way in the top flight and although Boly – who stands at 6’3 – certainly has the physicality to cope, nothing can be assumed without seeing how he responds to the different environment.

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