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Kilman reacts to Wolves' signing of Nathan Collins

Maximilian Kilman has given his verdict on Wolves signing Nathan Collins.

The club swooped last week to land the centre-half from Burnley in a £20 million deal.

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He is the club’s first addition of the summer, and fans have generally praised the move.

He arrives at the club having impressed for the Clarets in his one and only season there.

Although they did get relegated in the end, Collins made a big impression alongside James Tarkowski, and Wolves finally decided to swoop last week having watched him for around three years.

Hopes are high for Collins, who is apparently a really mature and level-headed individual, as a well as a really promising centre-half.

Like many Wolves fans, Kilman is excited by the Republic of Ireland international’s arrival.

He told the Express & Star: “Nathan’s a very nice guy and very friendly. He’s a very good player as well, you can see his quality straight away. He’s very strong, good on the ball and he’ll be a good addition to our team.

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“He’s very laid back and good to get along with, everyone is getting along with him already. The manager always said from last season that we want good competition.”

It will be interesting to see what Collins’ arrival means for the other centre-halves at the club.

As a £20 million signing, you would think he’ll be playing a lot this season.

It remains to be seen though if the 21-year-old will form part of a back three or a pairing.

If Lage still goes with a three, then that could potentially see Kilman move over to the left, having spent most of last season playing as the right-sided centre-back. The 25-year-old has revealed players have been working in different positions in training, suggested he could well move.

He added: “To be honest I’m not sure.

“We’re still working a lot in training and trying different things in all positions.

“I’m making sure I’m ready to learn and play wherever, if I get the opportunity.”

Wolves’ defensive make-up will be fascinating this season, as Kilman praises Collins

It really will be very interesting to see how Wolves will set up this season.

Reports have suggested the managed could alternate between formations depending on the opposition.

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Earlier this year, The Telegraph did report that Kilman was set to move back over to the left.

While he did shine on the right, he is surely going to be moved into Romain Saiss’ position if Lage does opt for a back three.