Arsenal are reportedly keen on Wolves defender Willy Boly.
Arsenal swooped to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz in August, but that doesn’t mean that Unai Emery has given up making additions to his back line.
The Gunners have paired up Luiz with Sokratis Papastathopoulos in a partnership best described as experienced, but somewhat erratic.
Shkodran Mustafi doesn’t exactly solve that problem, whilst Emery also has Rob Holding and Calum Chambers at his disposal, as well as Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Arsenal are now being linked with other defenders for the 2020 transfer windows, with Willy Boly the latest name being touted for a move to North London.
The Sun claim that Arsenal have identified Boly as a top target to bolster Emery’s centre back ranks, having starred with Wolves in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old followed Nuno Espirito Santo from Porto to Wolves in 2017, helping Wolves win promotion as a loanee before making his move permanent.
Now in line to play for the Ivory Coast, the 6ft 5in centre back as proven himself as a dominant force, and has been great value on £40,000-a-week (Spotrac).
Wolves fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the rumour, with some believing that Arsenal couldn’t afford him, and questioning just why exactly he would want to leave Molineux for Arsenal anyway.
Others compared Boly to Harry Maguire, believing that he should be worth around £100million given that he’s better than the Manchester United ace, making a mockery of the £20million valuation in the report.
Why would he go to Arsenal. If he leaves Wolves it would have to be to a top team! Juve, Real Madrid, Barca otherwise why would you want to leave the Wolves?— Earl Knudsen (@Earlknudsen) October 6, 2019
If maguire went for 80 mil then boly is worth more than that. He a far better ball playing defender any day— daz_jevo (@dazjevo) October 6, 2019
Doubt they can afford him. The Arsenal chairman never gives them a massive budget to work with. Since he is a key part of the team and in his prime we are clearly going to ask for a lot.— Liam Dempsey (@MasendanVA) October 6, 2019
£100m+ simple as that— Sean (@wolves_1990) October 6, 2019
100 million at least he’s top class— Gareth Ed (@GarethEdwards78) October 6, 2019
If you really think Fosun would sell him you don’t know Wolves and if Maguire is worth 80m Boly has to be worth at least 50m. #wwfc— jon dent (@jon306) October 6, 2019
Better than maguire. So doubt £20m will pay for 1/4 of his worth. Jog on— Fergie (@FergusonStuart) October 6, 2019
Well if Maguire is £85m you had better get generous— Duncan Santiago (@DuncDeliberates) October 6, 2019
Maguire was £85 million so +20 as a minimum.— Tom Essex (@tomessex1989) October 7, 2019
£20mil in a world where Maguire was 85mil… pic.twitter.com/i0jhKoF154— Sarah (@sarahbellita) October 6, 2019
Bidding starts at 100million lads— james (@jrs89wwfc) October 6, 2019
Maguire went for £80 million and Boly is better so at least £90 million— Keiran_wwfc (@DiogoJotaFC) October 6, 2019
He’s better than Maguire. £100m at least— Wolfman. (@1khwolf) October 6, 2019