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Wolves: Steve Madeley expects Willy Boly exit

Wolves: Steve Madeley expects Willy Boly exit -Wolves News

Wolves centre-back Willy Boly will likely seal a move to fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest this week, according to The Athletic journalist Steve Madeley.

The Lowdown: Boly expected to move on

The 31-year-old found himself down the centre-back pecking order last season, with Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss generally preferred in the back three.

Numerous injuries haven’t helped Boly in the last year or so either, and it has become apparent that he will almost certainly leave Wolves during the current transfer window.

The fact that the Ivorian didn’t even turn up for Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle United, despite being named in the squad, sums up the current situation, and Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Monday morning that Forest are ‘closing in’ on completing Boly’s signing.

The Latest: Madeley expects imminent Boly exit

Taking to Twitter on Sunday evening, Madeley stated his belief that Boly will seal a move to Forest before the transfer window shuts on Thursday night.

The reporter tweeted:

“I’d be surprised if Boly is still at Wolves by Friday morning. Suspect Wolves and Forest will reach some agreement. So another situation to watch in the final days of the window.”

The Verdict: Leaving on a sour note

Sadly, it looks as though Boly’s Wolves career is going to end on a sour note, with his reputation among the Old Gold faithful surely set to be affected by his refusal to show up for Sunday’s match.

At 31, it seems the right time to move him on anyway, but it would have been nice to see him leave in a positive manner, instead of tarnishing a lot of the good that he has done during five years at Molineux.

Boly will be remembered as a solid performer who helped Wolves get back into the Premier League – he has made 147 appearances in total and was named in the 2017/18 Championship Team of the Year – but ultimately the way he has handled matters this weekend may linger in the minds of many supporters.

Considering that the Ivorian went AWOL yesterday, Madeley is right in thinking that a departure from Molineux seems inevitable for the defender.

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