Wolves defender Max Kilman has reportedly impressed scouts of West Ham United.
The Daily Mail have reported today that the centre-half could be a target for the Hammers this summer.
Kilman has been practically ever-present for Wanderers this season, playing every single minute of every Premier League game barring Saturday’s clash with Everton.
Julen Lopetegui finally rested him, with Nathan Collins coming in alongside former Hammer Craig Dawson.
Kilman has not quite hit the same levels as he did last season when he operated on the right of a back three.
Earlier in the season when playing with Collins, he was a little shaky, despite the partnership showing very early signs of promise.
He has been much improved though since Dawson joined the club and became a regular in the backline.
Most Wolves fans would not want Kilman going anywhere this summer. But Wolves may be under some pressure to sell.
Last week, a report from the Express & Star suggested that there could be some player sales this summer at Molineux.
A number of players were mentioned as possible outgoings, including Kilman – whom Steve Davis described as ‘high quality’ earlier this season.
It was suggested he could be sold for as much as £35 million.
The player has a contract at Molineux until 2026, so Wanderers are in a position to demand a fairly large fee for the 25-year-old.
It is stated that Kilman is ‘an achievable target’ in the eyes of West Ham.
Wolves should not be selling Max Kilman to West Ham United as they’re a club with similar objectives
So West Ham scouts have been impressed with Kilman. And it remains to be seen if the Hammers come knocking in the summer.
Money will talk, but Wolves should try to avoid selling Kilman to West Ham if they can.
The Irons had a poor season this time in the Premier League and are looking to kick on in 2023/24, much like Wolves.
They will have aspirations of getting back into Europe, again, just like Wolves. Of course, West Ham could actually get back into the Europa League by winning the Conference League.
But Wolves shouldn’t be looking to do business with West Ham over Kilman, as it’d be strengthening a rival.
But West Ham may well show Wolves the money.
Given what has been said about Wolves’ financial situation in the last week, maybe a move will come to fruition.