Nottingham Forest are now close to completing the signing of Wolves defender Willy Boly after Sky Sports claimed that personal terms had been agreed.

Furthermore, it’s been claimed that Boly will cost the Reds £2.25 million, rising to £4.6 million with a string of add-ons, according to John Percy.

The 31-year-old player has been identified by the Reds as someone who can bolster Steve Cooper’s ranks.

He has stacks of experience in the game and has made 147 appearances for Wolves in five years.

Forest close to Boly signing
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In recent times, he has fallen down the pecking order and during 2021/22 he made just 11 appearances for the club.

Given his age, he’s keen to play regular football and Boly clearly feels that he has a better chance of doing that at Forest.

Boly has also played for Porto during his career. He made eight appearances on their books before moving to Wolves.

When the player first arrived at Wolves he was praised by Joleon Lescott, who called the player ‘outstanding’ and ‘unique’ following a particularly impressive performance.

Forest now close to Boly signing

This looks like an intriguing deal. Forest need a defender with a bit of pace but that’s not really Boly’s game.

What he lacks in pace, however, he makes up with a telepathic reading of the game and he could still be a useful addition to the ranks.

Boly isn’t costing a fortune and Forest have been forced to act after losing Moussa Niakhate for a few months through injury.

Forest close to Boly signing
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At 31, he doesn’t fit the profile of the type of player that Forest have typically courted. It seems likely, however, that the Reds will have scouted the player meticulously.

The signing will see a second Wolves player check in at Forest this summer. It’s hoped that the Reds can get Boly producing his best form in the coming weeks.

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