Video: Nathan Collins boards flight to Alicante with exit-linked Fabio Silva left at home
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Video: Nathan Collins boards flight to Alicante with exit-linked Fabio Silva left at home

Nathan Collins has joined up with his new Wolves teammates for the club’s pre-season trip to Alicante.

The central defender today completed his move to Molineux from Burnley.

News broke last night that Wolves and the Clarets were in advanced talks over the 21-year-old.

Things moved very quickly, and earlier this evening the club officially announced him as a new Wanderers player.

It is reported the transfer has cost Wolves in the region of £20.5 million.

Some had wondered whether Collins would be signed in time to board the flight to Alicante.

Wolves have now provided confirmation of that, releasing a short video clip of the Republic of Ireland international boarding the flight along with the caption ‘Window seat, extra legroom, priority boarding’.

Bruno Lage will be pleased the club managed to get the deal sorted relatively quickly.

The manager would probably have wanted a few new faces by this point. But at least Collins will now have a decent amount of time to bed in.

Prior to releasing the clip of Collins, Wolves also put out a video of the rest of the squad getting on the plane.

The 2:07 video shows Maximilian Kilman, Hwang Hee-chan, Morgan Gibbs-White, Daniel Podence, Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez, Joao Moutinho, Hugo Bueno, Nelson Semedo, Matija Sarkic, Willy Boly, Yerson Mosquera and Rayan Ait-Nouri all boarding.

Interestingly, there was no sign of Fabio Silva. And Wolves have actually confirmed he is not a part of the 30-man squad that has travelled.

Of course, the youngster has the been the subject of speculation in recent days. Reports have suggested he is bound for Anderlecht.

It appears that that move could well be about to come to fruition.

Wolves ready to integrate Collins, with Silva seemingly set for loan exit

Wolves getting the Collins deal done fairly quickly in the end is good to see.

It is good that he has been able to travel with his new teammates to Alicante as opposed to potentially flying out separately.

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It seems everything is in place for Silva to leave Wolves to join Anderlecht.

It could be that an announcement is made on that very soon.

Other notable absences from the squad list are Patrick Cutrone, Leo Bonatini, and Bruno Jordao.