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Wolverhampton Wanderers Close To Securing The Signature Of This French Centre-Back: A Smashing Move?

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Abhishek Majumdar
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Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking good to make a big signing in the summer in order to bring in reinforcements to the squad in the form of Porto defender Willy Boly. Wolves are looking set to make the move happen in the next few days, kicking off a spending spree under their owners Fosun Group.

The French defender has been regarded as one of the best players in the backline in the European circuit, however, has been quite neglected by his current club Porto, who has handed him only 8 appearances in the last season. He has played for fellow Portuguese Primeira Liga club SC Braga and has been in good form for his former club, featuring in 45 appearances for them before joining Porto. He also scored a couple of goals for the club during his stay with Braga.

Incidentally, the player was kept out of action on a regular basis by the former coach of his side, Nuno Espirito Santo, who has joined as the head coach of the Wolverhampton side and is in pursuit of the French defender to be brought into the side for the next season.

The 26-year-old is known for his towering presence in the centre of the defence and make a strong appearance by blocking shots from the opposition players and keeping them at bay. However, the player has not been used to his full potential by his current club and might be offloaded in the next season.

Wolves have appointed Nuno Espirito Santo recently, who was the former boss of the Portuguese outfit, as Paul Lambert left the Championship side as their manager. Now, despite not using Boly so much in his last season for Porto, Santo has shown profound interest to bring in the player for the next season to strengthen the backline of his squad at Molineux.

The French defender is known for his excellent match reading skills along with a towering header that can make any opposition to stay away from the attacking third of his team. He can also be a handful with his physical strength and can use it to good effect to take aim at the opposition goal from set piece situations to score goals and give his team the much-needed impetus to build on.

The 26-year-old is also known for his ability to keep the ball away from opposition attackers by keeping significant possession with his ball controlling skills and keep his goal safe from being raided.

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