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Wolves: Wanderers close in on Nathan Collins signing

Wolves: Wanderers close in on Nathan Collins signing -Wolves News

Wolves are closing in on the summer signing of dominant Burnley centre-back Nathan Collins, reliable journalist John Percy reports.

The Lowdown: Collins continually linked

With Romain Saiss leaving Molineux after his contract expired last month, it was always important that a new central defender arrived this summer.

A number of players have been linked with moves to Wolves but Collins’ name has arguably been at the front of the queue, following Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League.

Now, it looks as though the transfer is on the verge of being completed, following a fresh update from Percy.

The Latest: Move nearly done

Taking to Twitter on Monday evening, The Telegraph reporter claimed that Collins and Wolves are in ‘advanced talks’ over a move, in what would be a £20.5million capture:

“Wolves are in advanced talks with #Burnley over a £20.5m deal for centre-back Nathan Collins, the Republic of Ireland international. Not done yet, but negotiations progressing well and it’s close. Collins will be the first signing of the summer for Bruno Lage if all is agreed.”

The Verdict: Superb signing by Wanderers

While Wolves are clearly breaking the bank to acquire Collins’s signature, he has the potential to be a fantastic defensive signing over many years, as he looks set to become the club’s fourth-most expensive addition in history.

Still only 21, he already has six caps to his name for the Republic of Ireland and has been hailed as ‘fantastic’ by former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, averaging 3.1 aerial duel wins per game in the league last season – no Molineux player with more than four appearances made more.

Alongside Max Kilman and Conor Coady, Collins could now complete an all-British back three for Bruno Lage moving forward as he looks to even be an upgrade on the excellent Saiss.


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