It was reported by The Express and Star on Tuesday that Wolverhampton Wanderers had agreed a deal to sign Willy Boly.
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.
Imagine signing Willy boly for 10 million, in today's market that's got to be one of the best bits of business of this transfer window! Best centre half I've seen at the club! Now a Gk, another cb, a cm and 3 strikers I'll be happy! #WWFC #wolvesaywe— Tom Thorpe (@TomThorpe94) May 23, 2018
£10m for Boly really is a steal. Very shrewd business by the club. Makes the fees paid for English players look farcical. £50m for Stones? I know who I'd rather have. #wwfc— Paddy Day (@paddyday90) May 23, 2018
Ten million for Willy Boly, oh god the premier league doesn’t know what’s coming #wwfc— Charles Hague-Jones (@official_chj) May 22, 2018
If we sign Boly then it’ll be the best bit of business we do all summer unless we somehow get Rui Patricio— ginge (@wwfc_will) May 22, 2018
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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