Wolves Continue Stunning Weekend Business With Arrival of Porto Ace on Season-Long Loan
Wolves fans are going to be spending Saturday in dream land after the club announced their second capture of the day in the form of Willy Boly on a season-long loan.
The Championship outfit have made the most of their connections to football super-agent Jorge Mendes this summer, and took to their official site to unveil the Porto defender as their second signing just hours into the weekend.
The centre-back will team up with former Porto team-mate Ruben Neves, who completed a shock £15.8m switch from the Portuguese giants to Molyneux moments before, under manager Nuno Espirito Santo - Boly having already worked alongside him at Porto previously too.
Speaking to Wolves' media team after his unveiling, Boly explained why he was happy to temporarily move to England's second tier.
He said: “I’m happy to come to Wolves, I want to play well with this club and I want to make history here.
“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.”
Boly only completed an £8m move to Porto from fellow Liga Primeira side Braga last summer, but he turned out on just 12 times in all competitions for the Portuguese top flight runners-up.
The 26-year-old has now opted to ply his trade elsewhere in a bid to earn regular first-team football, and he cited his previous working relationship with Santo as a contributing factor behind his decision to head to the Midlands.
He added: “It’s good for me because I already know 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.
We have gone from loaning players like Sagbo & a fat Grant Holt to Willy Boly,thats like swopping Hilda Ogden for Rita Ora..................— Steve Plant (@wolvesmatchworn) July 5, 2017
“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.
Wolves are doing some serious business for a championship club. Ruben Neves, Willy Boly & now Vincent Aboubakar.— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) July 6, 2017
What a great board.
“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 is a product of the famed Clairefontaine academy in France, and has also played for Auxerre during his time as a professional footballer.