After a successful six-month spell at Wolverhampton, Willy Boly’s loan period at the Championship side could be cut short… at least according to Portuguese claims.
The deal with Porto was made for the defender to stay in England for the entire season, but the Portuguese side may have some other plans for him in January.
Porto are currently in negotiations with French side Troyes for the defender Christophe Hérelle, but are having a hard time getting him in January.
According to A Bola, French outlet L’Equipe recently claimed the Portuguese club could end up using Willy Boly to convince Troyes, and today, A Bola confirms that this is a real possibility.
Porto are said to be confident that Boly would convince Troyes to let Hérelle go, and are now only afraid of some competition from Bordeaux to hijack the deal.
A Bola doesn’t mention if Wolves would receive compensation in case Boly’s loan is cancelled, but the Championship club would certainly suffer a blow by losing a player who’s been so consistent for them this season.
There’s something here which doesn’t make sense. Well, a few things which don’t make sense.
The L’Equipe report we could find was about Porto selling Boly to Wolves permanently, and then using that money to sign Hérelle… and not using him in the deal.
On Boxing Day we covered claims from Portugal that Porto could be set to hit the ‘jackpot’ with Boly, and sell him permanently to Wolves. With it being reported in England a fee of €12m could be paid, in Portugal they suggested anything over €6.5m would be a triumph.
Troyes’ record signing, of all time, is £1.8m, so it’s surely unlikely they’re about to get Willy Boly as a makeweight.
On top of all of that, Wolves have the loan for the full season so have some say in all of this.
That should be that.