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'What I'm thinking': West Ham's Michail Antonio reacts to what Willy Boly did for Wolves on Sunday

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has speculated that Willy Boly has been ‘a bit annoyed’ at Wolves, with the defender now on the verge of leaving Molineux.

Last night, journalist John Percy reported that Wolves have now reached an agreement with Nottingham Forest for Boly’s transfer.

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The Reds will pay £2.25 million up front, and the deal could rise to £4.65 million based on appearances of Forest staying up.

Boly will become the fourth defender to leave the club this summer. Romain Saiss and Fernando Marcal left on free transfers, and Conor Coady then joined Everton on loan.

So far this term Boly has not played for Wolves.

He was an unused substitute in the first three Premier League games, with Bruno Lage using Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman in a back four.

Wolves then played against Preston in the Carabao Cup, but Boly was not a part of the squad after feeling pain on the morning of the game according to Lage.

And on Sunday, Lage said after the draw with Newcastle United that Boly didn’t show up to Molineux despite being named in the matchday squad.

West Ham star Antonio has now given his two cents on the situation.

He said on his Footballer’s Football podcast: “Willy Boly got selected in the squad for Wolves and didn’t turn up. For the first three games and the end of last season he wasn’t really in the squad and didn’t really play. I feel – and this is what I’m thinking, I don’t actually know the facts – this is what I’m reading into it as a senior player who has been around the game. He’s basically a bit annoyed, the transfer window is open and he has interest, I feel like he is probably looking to move.

“Wolves haven’t been performing the best and have conceded quite a few goals. I think the manager is trying to bring him in now, but Boly is trying to move on. I think something has happened, miscommunication, and he’s trying to move on.”

Willy Boly seeking Wolves exit is understandable, but Sunday was a shame

Maybe Boly has been annoyed at Wolves recently, maybe he hasn’t.

Who knows what has gone on behind closed doors, but the player is moving on and Wanderers will need to replace the Ivorian.

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It is understandable that he would want to move on. He’s an experienced Premier League defender who probably doesn’t want to be playing second fiddle.

It is just a bit of a shame that he didn’t show up for Sunday’s game with Newcastle (according to Lage).

Surely he could still have been a part of the squad and his move to Forest would not have been jeopardised.