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According to Goal, Wolves are set to sign young PSG defender Raphael Nya on a three-year contract.
Wolves have a fabulous youth set up at the moment, something that was evident in the fact that they won Premier League 2 Division 2 last term.
Rob Edwards’ side were exceptional as the likes of Niall Ennis led them to glory at youth level.
Jeff Shi told Express & Star in a book they’ve recently released: “You have to make the recruitment right and have a good academy, to produce top young players.”
Therefore, it’s arguably no surprise to see them on the verge of signing a young up and coming talent.
Goal have claimed that Nuno Santo’s side are set to sign 19-year-old right back Nya from PSG this summer.
Last season Wolves didn’t particularly have many options aside from Matt Doherty at ring wing-back so the addition of Nya could be particularly useful.
The 5 ft 10 teenager impressed for PSG’s U19s last season, so much so that he was trusted to captain the team during their UEFA Youth League run.
And by signing him, Wolves could repeat the success they’ve had with Ruben Vinagre.
The left-back has shown great strides since signing permanently from Monaco, playing 17 times in the Premier League last season mainly as a rotation option.
Also a young full-back, he came in and provided fabulous back-up, proving to be one of the most talented for his age in that position.
After all, he’s attracted the attention of Lyon this summer which shows he’s clearly impressed if they’re looking to replace Ferland Mendy with him.
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Wolves only used 21 players in the Premier League last term but the way Nuno rotated both Jonny and Vinagre was particularly effective.
Doherty played 45 times in all competitions for the Midlands outfit last term, so bringing in a young full-back like Nya could prove extremely beneficial for the opposite flank too.
It’s already worked with their current Portuguese talent, so they’ll hope it pays off again with the teenager.