Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Willy Boly has today been linked with a move to join Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham Hotspur.

According to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, the Ivory Coast international could be an option for the north London club this summer, as well as Daniel Podence.

Spurs were said to want Jules Kounde of Sevilla, but the player rejected a move.

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Apparently Boly is someone Nuno could swoop for.

Quite simply, Wolves selling Boly would be a huge risk.

Boly has been a tremendous signing for Wolves since coming to the club initially on loan in 2017.

The star played a major part in the club sealing promotion back to the Premier League in 2018.

People then wondered if he could cut it in the top-flight.

He quickly proved that he could, and 79 appearances in the competition later, Boly’s stock is high and his reputation good.

 

His level did dip last season as he struggled with some injuries.

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Then he got Covid, with Nuno stating in May that he had been suffering with the after-effects of the virus pretty badly.

But Boly remains Wolves’ best defender when everybody is fit.

He obviously brings that physicality, but he’s also pretty good on the ball, something new boss Bruno Lage will appreciate.

Wolves had real trouble defending set-pieces last term, and selling the colossus that is Boly would arguably make that issue worse.

Realistically, Wolves need to be signing a new central defender this window, but not to replace the £67,000-a-week Boly (Spotrac).

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Maybe he does only have a couple of years left on his contract and has had his injury problems.

There is also the Africa Cup of Nations to think about this coming season.

But Wolves’ backline with a fit Boly in it is undoubtedly much better off, and cashing in on him would be a big gamble by Fosun.

Some sales may be needed this summer. But Boly is one player who really should be off-limits.

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