Tottenham Hotspur shift their attention to Willy Boly following Jules Kounde rejection
According to The Metro, Tottenham Hotspur have shifted their attentions to Willy Boly following a setback in their efforts to land Jules Kounde. The French international is one of the best young talents in the game and was linked with a move to the Lane.
Signing him would have been nothing short of a coup but alas the player does not appear to be keen on moving to Spurs. Kounde is keen to play Champions League football and Tottenham are in no position to offer him that. Having to play in the Conference League for us is admittedly a step-down and we will now have to look elsewhere.
While both Takehiro Tomiyasu and Joachim Andersen have been linked, a new name has now entered the fray – Willy Boly. He is a player Nuno Espirito Santo will be familiar with, having managed him at the Molineux.
Boly initially joined Wolves on loan from Porto back in 2017 completing a permanent switch to Molineux the following summer. He has been a key part of the Wolves side who are now Premier League mainstays. The Ivory Coast star has since made 138 appearances for the club while also battling his share of injuries.
According to the report, Boly is not the only Wolves star Nuno is keen on. He is also eyeing Portugal international Daniel Podence who will add much to the Spurs midfield. Whether any of them will move to North London remains to be seen.
If it is a choice between the two, it is better that we opt for Podence. At 30, Boly is unlikely to be a long-term prospect and it is better for us to invest the money elsewhere. Boly, in his defence, is an able defender. However, whether he is the player we need remains to be seen.
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The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier are all facing uncertain futures at the club. Moreover, Eric Dier too has had his share of ups and downs as a centre-back. With the season less than a month away, it is imperative that we bring in a centre-back or two as quick as possible. Who comes in through the door remains to be seen.