Wolves completed the signing of Nathan Collins on Tuesday – and the club beat off competition from a top six club at the eleventh hour.
The centre-half became a Wolves player, signing for a fee of around £20 million.
The star spent just one season at Burnley, before making a move to Molineux.
Collins made 19 appearances last term, and made a big impression at Turf Moor.
Following the Clarets’ relegation, Wolves decided now was the time to swoop, and The Athletic have reported the club are paying the £20 million over four years.
The deal came to fruition relatively quickly in the end.
Wolves and Burnley were reported to be in advanced talks on Monday evening.
Not 24 hours later, he was confirmed as Wanderers’ first summer signing.
It was plain sailing, but The Athletic have today reported that an unnamed top six club did actually express late interest in Collins.
The report suggests there was ‘a modicum of doubt’, but in the end the deal was seemingly never likely to collapse.
Further suggestion of Collins’ quality and potential as a top six club reportedly expressed interest
This is an interesting claim from The Athletic.
It is actually somewhat surprising that Wolves managed to get the deal wrapped up nice and quickly given there was interest from a top six side.
Wolves fans have already seen Joao Palhinha join Fulham. And Matheus Nunes could yet join a club like Liverpool or Chelsea.
Clearly, Collins was very sold on the Wolves project.
He will undoubtedly be getting far more minutes at Molineux than he would at any of the top six clubs in the Premier League.