Nuno factor key for Willy Boly as he secures Wolves move

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

New defender Willy Boly says the Nuno Espirito Santo factor was what persuaded him to join Wolves.

Willy Boly has become the fifth defender to join Wolves this summer (© AMA SPORTS PHOTO AGENCY)

The 26-year-old French centre half has moved to Molineux on a season-long loan deal.

He became the second player to swap Porto for Wolves on Saturday morning after the stunning £15m club record capture of Ruben Neves.

Former Auxerre and Braga defender Boly said he wanted to make history at the club.

“I’m happy to come to Wolves, I want to play well with this club and I want to make history here," he said.

“I love this country and I love the football that is played here - I have always wanted to play here in England and now it’s a dream come true for me and now I will hopefully stay here for a long time.

Willy Boly Signs For Wolves On Loan

“It’s good for me because I already now the coach, I know the way that he works and that was a determining factor in me coming to Wolves as it will be easier for me to adapt to the way of playing in this country alongside Nuno.


"I think it was two weeks ago that he asked me to come with him to Wolves and I said ‘yes’.

"After the holidays I came back and signed for this club.

"I don't know how different the way of playing in England will compare to football in Portugal so I will have to wait and see.

"I am very excited to play football in England - I have always watched it on TV and now I have the chance to play here.


"When you play football, you play to win every game - if you are in the top league, you want to stay there and if you are in the second then you want to achieve promotion.

"This is normal and every player has these goals to play at the highest level they can.

"The message is work together and win together - winning is for everyone."

Boly and Neves are the fifth and sixth signings of what's already been a busy summer for Wolves.

Fellow defenders Roderick Miranda (£2.5m), Ryan Bennett (free), Phil Ofoso-Ayeh (free) and Barry Douglas (£1m) have also joined.

Mike Williamson, James Henry, Silvio, George Saville and Jed Wallace have left the club, while there were no permanent deals for Richard Stearman or Andreas Weimann and Paul Gladon has been loaned to ex-club Heracles.

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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