Wolves transfer news: Wolves interest in Burnley defender Nathan Collins
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Wolves transfer news: Wolves interest in Burnley defender Nathan Collins

Wolves are reportedly taking an interest in Burnley defender Nathan Collins.

According to talkSPORT, Wanderers are monitoring the 21-year-old, who put in some impressive displays last term despite Burnley ultimately being relegated.

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Collins has been at Turf Moor since 2021, joining from Stoke City.

So far, he has clocked up just 22 appearances for the Clarets.

But it could be tricky for Wolves to land Collins. Burnley’s new manager Vincent Kompany is said to be keen to build his defence around the star, having already lost Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

And then, there is supposedly interest from Aston Villa and Leeds United.

Wolves are in the market for a new centre-half this summer having lost Romain Saiss.

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The star has joined Besiktas on a free transfer, after failing to agree a new contract at Molineux.

Republic of Ireland international Collins, who scored a great solo goal for his country against Ukraine on Tuesday, cost Burnley around £12 million.

Given their relegation at the end of 2021/22, it is perhaps unlikely they will be able to recoup all of that initial outlay.

Potential Wolves move for Nathan Collins move feels underwhelming

Collins has talent and potential. And he seems to be someone with a good mindset.

Sean Dyche said of the star last October (Independent.ie): “His manner around the training ground, his professionalism, the way he goes about it, is excellent. He’s certainly moulding himself into what’s needed to be a player in the Premier League.”

But it still feels like a slightly underwhelming transfer link.

Wolves need to bring in someone who has more experience.

Wolves showed signs a real vulnerability towards the end of 2021/22 at the back, and could do with signing a top-level centre-half.

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James Tarkowski, Collins’ Burnley teammate, would have been ideal. But it seems he is moving to Everton on a free transfer.

For whatever reason Wolves seemingly didn’t even consider the 29-year-old.