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Steve Bull gives reaction to Wolves signing Nathan Collins

Wolves legend Steve Bull has backed the club’s swoop for Nathan Collins, believing he will fit the team ‘perfectly’.

The central defender joined last week from Burnley, for a reported fee of just over £20 million.

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Wanderers swooped for the Republic of Ireland international having scouted him for around three years.

Club officials had their eye on him during his Stoke City days, and have bided their time over the youngster.

Once Burnley were relegated from the Premier League, it was decided it was a good opportunity to finally make a move.

In the end, Wolves were able to tie up a deal pretty quickly.

Collins is currently out in Alicante with his new teammates, and has already apparently made a good impression.

Fans are excited to watch him in a Wolves shirt, and Molineux legend Bull has given a positive verdict on the club’s newest signing.

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He wrote in his latest Express & Star column: “Nathan Collins is young, quick, a good header of the ball and very talented. I think he’s a good asset for the club.

“He’ll be worrying the other centre-backs and no-one will know who is starting, but that competition is healthy.

“Wolves needed a right-sided defender and he fits in perfectly.

“I think it’s a good addition to the side but we still need some more.”

Nathan Collins will shake things up, as Steve Bull praises Wolves transfer deal

As Bull says, the signing of Collins is very healthy for competition.

He’s a big talent, and he has come in for quite a lot of money.

His price tag is likely to mean he’ll be playing a lot, and so that does mean fewer opportunities for some of the others. Especially if Lage is going to be using a back four more often in 2022/23.

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Hopefully Collins will live up to the hype.

By many accounts, he is a very hardworking and mature individual, two traits that should help him to realise his exciting potential in a Wolves shirt.