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Wolves transfer news: Tottenham like Wanderers defender Kilman

Tottenham Hotspur really like Wolves defender Maximilian Kilman and may swoop for him in the summer.

That’s according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs, who was speaking about the north London giants on the Last Word On Spurs podcast.

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Supposedly, Kilman is firmly on their radar.

Eric Dier has struggled for form this season. And Clement Lenglet’s future is up in the air as he is only on loan from Barcelona.

Jacobs said: “The other name I would keep an eye on, again for the summer rather than for now, is Max Kilman at Wolves.

“And I said this the last time I think we spoke too. Max Kilman has been firmly on Tottenham’s radar. But it’s about that period in the market when you can move. So there’s no point wasting time and energy if you know that there’s no ability to sell.

“But now, new manager and Wolves are still struggling, and Kilman will be thinking about his aspirations personally. And he’ll have been at the football club since we last mentioned it for another year.

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“Come the summer, it wouldn’t remotely surprise me – even if he gets on playing under Julen Lopetegui – if Kilman suddenly decides that he would like to make a move.”

Kilman, 25, has had a bit of an up and down season so far for Wolves.

He started very well alongside Nathan Collins, follow the transition to a back four.

But he’s lacked consistency in recent weeks.

Steve Davis recently branded Kilman ‘high quality’ in terms of his technical level. But the former interim manager challenged the defender to become more aggressive to improve his game.

Jacobs actually said last year that Tottenham had an interest in Kilman, after he had shone for Wolves playing on the right of a back three.

Wolves star Maximilian Kilman is bound to appeal to Tottenham

Kilman’s ability to play in a back four and a back three is probably what appeals to Spurs.

He’s comfortable playing on the left and on the right, so is a very good player to have.

Kilman hasn’t quite found his best form yet this season.

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But a lot of players have improved under Julen Lopetegui and it may only be a matter of time before he does.

Collins has done really well in recent games, and his form could rub off on his centre-back partner.

Hopefully Kilman won’t want to depart in the summer. If he does, then at least the player has a contract until 2026, meaning Wanderers can demand a large fee.