Bruno Lage is ready to cash in on Premier League veteran Willy Boly with Wolverhampton Wanderers looking to bring in defensive reinforcements, The Mail reports.
Whatever happens between now and the end of the January transfer window, Boly will go down in Molineux folklore as one of the most influential, important players in Wolves’ recent history.
Alfred N’Diaye, Nouha Dicko and Danny Batth were all wearing Old Gold when the Ivory Coast international arrived on loan from Porto in June 2017.
Boly joined a club who had limped to a 15th place Championship finish just a few weeks earlier.
Five years on, Boly could depart as something of a modern-day club legend. Even if his time in the Black Country may be about to end with a whimper rather than a roar.
Due to a combination of injuries and the form of Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and the increasingly-impressive Max Kilman, Boly has not made a single Premier League appearance since Bruno Lage replaced Nuno Espirito Santo in the Molineux hotseat.
Has Willy Boly played his last game for Wolves?
And, according to The Mail, Wolves are unlikely to stand in the 30-year-old’s way if he receives an offer between now and the end of the month.
Despite six months of inactivity, Boly should not be short of opportunities from elsewhere. There are certainly a few Premier League clubs who could do with a defender of his ilk.
The Mail adds that Lage is still hopeful of bringing in defensive reinforcements. Potential new signings could push Boly even further down the pecking order.