Willy Boly could leave Wolves this month, with the club reportedly ready to listen offers for the defender.
The Daily Mail claimed yesterday that the Ivory Coast international’s struggles this season have seen the club become ready to entertain interest in him this month.
Boly has been with Wolves since the summer of 2017, joining from FC Porto on an initial loan basis.
Boly would become an instant hit with the Molineux faithful, and his move was turned permanent in the summer of 2018 ahead of Wolves’ return to the Premier League.
The star proved himself easily capable in the English top-flight, making 36 Premier League appearances in that first season back in the division.
He helped Wolves to finish seventh, meaning Europa League football was on the cards for 2019/20.
Boly had another great season, and the highlight for him was probably scoring the late winner against Besiktas.
In recent times, things have not been so good for Boly.
The star has really struggled with various injuries over the past year or so.
And last season, he got Covid-19, with Nuno Espirito Santo later revealing he had been struggling with the after-effects.
More fitness problems would follow that, and this season he’s only made one appearance – against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.
It is sad to see his decline, but there can be no denying he has really fallen from grace.
He was once see as the best defender at the club.
Now, he is almost the forgotten man with Max Kilman having impressively emerged and Romain Saiss seriously improved.
The time might be right for both parties to move on, as Wolves reportedly ready to hear offers for Boly
Boly has been an amazing servant for Wolves.
He has undoubtedly made huge contributions to help the club get to the position it’s in today.
But maybe now could be the right time for him to move on.
Wolves are showing they don’t miss him, and manager Bruno Lage has spoken about strengthening at centre-back. He has also just recalled Dion Sanderson, and Yerson Mosquera will become an option again from next month.
Boly’s contract expires in 2023. So perhaps now is a good time to sell the star, who turns 31 next month.
Through no fault of his own, his injury record makes him unreliable. It is a huge shame, because he is brilliant on his day.
It would be a sad thing to see him go, but perhaps it is for the best. Wolves are right for at least being open to offers.