Wolves defender Willy Boly may now be fighting for his future at Molineux.
The central defender has not played a single minute so far in the Premier League.
He came into the 2021/22 season injured after picking up an issue in pre-season.
That forced him to miss games against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
He was back on the bench against Manchester United, and most expected him to come back into the side not long after.
But the form of Max Kilman, Romain Saiss and Conor Coady has resulted in a prolonged stint on the bench for Boly.
He was not in the squad to face Norwich City.
Wolves reporter for The Athletic Tim Spiers quoted Lage as saying ‘Here we go again. Let’s hope we get him back 100%’ ahead of Saturday’s game.
That seemingly indicates a bit of frustration from the manager, and one wonders if Boly’s future at the club may now be in some doubt.
Could Willy Boly leave Wolves soon?
He surely won’t be going anywhere in January.
For starters, he’ll be on AFCON duty with the Ivory Coast.
And it would be a terrible look if Wolves sold a central defender when they probably need to bring in two on top of the current options.
But there’s a very reasonable chance Wolves could look to cash in next summer if the current picture doesn’t change.
That would be a real shame. Boly is a solid Premier League defender, but his injury record is a huge concern.
If he does not get back into the starting XI, play a string of games and have a positive impact, then he could very easily be offloaded.
The 30-year-old’s contract expires in the summer of 2023, so it would be a decent time to sell before his value would plummet.