Nathan Collins to undergo Wolves medical after £20.5m deal agreed - report
Wolves are set to complete their first signing of the summer after agreeing a £20.5m deal with Burnley for defender Nathan Collins, according to The Telegraph.
The 21-year-old joined Burnley from Stoke last summer, but after the club’s relegation to the Championship last season he has attracted plenty of attention.
But it’s Wolves who have won the race for his signature, and he will undergo a medical today ahead of a move to Molineux.
There was reportedly some interest from Manchester United too, although an official move never materialised from the Reds for the Republic of Ireland international ace.
Collins will replace Romain Saiss in the squad, after he left at the end of his contract to join Turkish club Besiktas on a free transfer.
Collins is a big, big talent and at 21-years-old Wolves have managed to get a bargain of a deal for one of the better young talents in the league.
His performances for Burnley last season were solid despite the club’s failure to retain Premier League status, and it’s no surprise that he will stay in the top flight.
He is dominant in the air, but also very comfortable on the ball and he should be able to slot into Wolves’ three-at-the-back formation fairly easily alongside Conor Coady as a mainstay.
It’s a great deal for Wolves, who have finally given fans something to be happy about in this window after a slow start.
So far it’s been about keeping players, with Morgan Gibbs-White a target for several clubs but Wolves have rejected a £25m bid for him from Everton and hope to keep him around for the upcoming season as a boost to their attack and midfield.