Tim Spiers bemoaned the decline of Willy Boly in Wolves’ 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Lowdown: Wolves taking on Norwich
Bruno Lage’s men hosted the already-relegated Canaries at Molineux in what was their final home game of what has ultimately been a positive season overall.
Wolves were disappointing on the day, though, falling behind to Teemu Pukki’s first-half strike before equalising through Rayan Ait-Nouri after the interval.
Their hopes of sealing European football are now over for another year, with the season ultimately fizzling out a little.
The Latest: Spiers bemoans Boly decline
The journalist tweeted: “Sad seeing Boly turned and beaten so easily. Was similar against Brighton too. Lost half a yard since his succession of injuries probably? Been a really tough couple of years for him.”
The Verdict: Time to move on?
Sad as it may be to accept, Boly is not the force he once was; and with his current deal expiring in 2023, he could be available on a Bosman over the coming months unless a new deal is negotiated.
He has only managed eight league appearances this season, compared to 21 and 22 in the two previous campaigns respectively, with injuries affecting him badly. Also, as per WhoScored, his performance levels this term illustrate his decline, with a 6.53 rating in the current campaign compared to 6.75 last season and 7.19 in 2019/20.
If they allow his contract to run down, he will then be able to eventually leave on a free transfer, so the Old Gold Wanderers run the risk of blowing the opportunity to receive a fee for him.
Boly should always be remembered as a great servant, though, having racked up almost 150 appearances for the club, scoring nine goals for good measure.
In other news, a new Wolves transfer target has reportedly emerged. Find out who it is here.
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