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Report: Wolves watched Nathan Collins for three years before finally swooping

Wolves reportedly spent three years watching Nathan Collins before finally swooping for him earlier this week.

The central defender has become Wolves’ first signing of the summer, joining the club in a £20 million deal from Burnley.

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The star’s arrival has provided a real boost within the fanbase.

Wanderers had been worryingly quiet up until his signing, and the hope is that more new faces will quickly follow.

There is a lot of hype about the Collins signing itself.

By many accounts, Wolves have landed a potential gem who could be a part of their backline for years to come.

In the end, it seemed as though Wolves got the deal done really quickly. Wanderers and Burnley were in advanced talks on Monday night, and by Tuesday evening he had officially signed.

That quick move actually came after the club had watched Collins when he was a teenager in Stoke City’s U23s side. according to The Athletic.

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Wolves watched him break into the Potters’ first-team in 2018/19.

He went on to become one of the most promising centre-halves in the Championship, before making his move to Burnley last year.

When the Clarets slipped out of the Premier League, Wolves finally felt the time was right to make their move. It is noted that had Burnley stayed in the top-flight, Wanderers would not have signed him.

In the end, they have paid just less than double what Burnley paid Stoke for his services.

Interestingly, it is stated that Wolves will be paying Burnley the £20 million over four years.

Hopes high for Nathan Collins at Wolves after extensive scouting

Clearly, Wolves rate Collins extremely highly having watched him for so long.

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The club have now finally been able to bring him in, and hopefully he can make a big impact.

By many accounts, he’s a superb modern-day centre-half, and someone who could potentially take Wolves’ backline to another level.