Sven Botman appears to have confirmed there was interest in his services from Wolverhampton Wanderers and others during the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Wolves eye Botman
During the summer transfer window, the 6 foot 4 Botman was heavily linked with a move to Molineux (Sky Sports).
Liverpool were also interested in his services (via The Mirror), but he ended up staying with Lille, where he won Ligue 1 last term.
The Latest: Botman discusses interest
Speaking to NOS, Botman discussed the summer window. He had this to say when asked about interest from the likes of Wolves and Liverpool:
“I can’t lie about that.
“(The decision to stay came) from the club. But I didn’t think that was a bad idea in the end.
“I have a starting place and play in the Champions League so it’s certainly not wrong to stay. In football sometimes things go quickly – but I believe in the end everything will work out.”
The Verdict: Looking good
Botman burst onto the scene last term as part of Christophe Galtier’s back four for Les Dogues. All in all, he made 37 appearances in Ligue 1 for Lille as they captured the title from Paris Saint-Germain (Transfermarkt).
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Unsurprisingly, £25.2m-valued Botman (Transfermarkt) therefore attracted plenty of interest.
However, while Wolves are currently in 12th place in the Premier League table, their defensive record is impressive – only three sides have conceded less than their six goals, so perhaps the push to sign the towering Dutchman was not as crucial as it appeared.
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