Wolves captain Conor Coady has given his first thoughts about Nathan Collins.
The Republic of Ireland international has been with the club for two weeks now and has been getting to know his new teammates out in Alicante.
The club splashed £20 million to sign him from Burnley, and many fans were delighted with the acquisition.
He may not have a huge amount of Premier League experience, but he is seen as a real coup and hopes are high that he can take Wolves’ defence to the next level.
He’s made a good impression early doors on the pitch, and Coady has offered his verdict on the 21-year-old.
The 29-year-old said: “I’ve spent quite a lot of time with the big fella. He’s a great lad. A real, real good lad. He’s fitted in really, really well. The lads get on with him really well and he’s just dead down to earth.
“He’ll be fantastic for the football club and he’s a brilliant player as you can see.”
Coady then suggested Collins’ quality has been evident previously with Wolves struggling against Burnley last season.
Positive assessments about Collins early doors as Wolves prepare to face Leeds in two weeks
Coady’s praise for Collins comes after Maximilian Kilman also spoke highly of the youngster. Positive assessments about Collins early doors as Wolves prepare to face Leeds in two weeks.
And first-team coach Carlos Cachada was also quite complimentary recently.
It is good to see that he has settled in nice and quickly, and hopefully he can make an immediate impact for Wolves in the Premier League.
The season is kicking off in under two weeks, and Wolves are in action against Leeds United at Elland roady in their first game.
It will be fascinating to see Bruno Lage’s first team selection, and if Collins will actually replace Coady and play in a back four with Kilman his partner.