Nottingham Forest are ‘really close’ to signing Wolves defender Willy Boly and personal terms are even finalised, according to reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The lowdown: Major overhaul
Following promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs, Forest have added no fewer than 18 first-team players to Steve Cooper’s squad already this summer.
In total, the City Ground hierarchy have already shelled out £141.35million on the ranks in an attempt to ensure the Reds remain in the top flight and there appears to be more to come yet.
With free agent defender Serge Aurier seemingly on the brink of a switch to Forest, now one well-informed onlooker has confirmed that a move for the ex-Tottenham ace’s compatriot Boly could follow soon after…
The latest: ‘Really close’
He said: “They’re waiting to complete the deal for Boly to Nottingham Forest. That is really close.
“They’re discussing it today because the player already agreed personal terms with Nottingham Forest, so now they’re discussing the fee.”
The verdict: Shrewd buy
Holding an estimated market value of £5.4million (Transfermarkt), signing Boly for anything close to a reported £2.25million fee would have to be regarded as a smart piece of business from Dane Murphy and Evangelos Marinakis.
Albeit the towering centre-back has had a waning impact in recent time, primarily due to injury woes, the 31-year-old still has all the attributes required to be a major asset in Cooper’s side and the quest for survival.
Standing at an imposing 6 foot 5, Boly – who was lauded for his ‘outstanding’ assets by Joleon Lescott in 2020 – also boasts 312 outings worth of top-level experience that could prove to be invaluable as the season wears on.
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