That’s according to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs, who speaking on Last Word on Spurs show, claimed that “Kilman has been firmly on Tottenham’s radar.”
It remains to be seen how much the 25-year-old would command at the end of the season, though The Athletic’s Tim Spiers has previously suggested:
“In terms of value, you’ve got to be looking at £20-30 million, based on the value of players who have left the club or nearly left the club in recent years. That’s how good he is.”
Kilman is hardly the flashy name that the Lilywhites faithful will want to be linked with, particularly with the likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol mentioned in recent times but he would still be a more than solid signing for sporting director Fabio Paratici to make.
Last season, the Englishman was one of the Old Gold’s standout players, ranking third for average WhoScored rating in the squad and such form led the aforementioned Spiers to dub him as “exceptional” before also suggesting that he was “heading towards the Neves/Jimenez/Neto bracket of players you’d fear Wolves could lose.”
The £29k-per-week gem has continued his fine form into the current campaign as no other outfield player has racked up more minutes on the pitch for Wolves in the Premier League this term, so he’s clearly trusted by new manager Julen Lopetegui.
It’s easy to see why he might be as Kilman seems to be a pretty all-rounded colossus, having averaged the most clearances (4.3) per game, the second-most aerials won (2.1) per game and a respectable 82.8% passing accuracy, via WhoScored.
Standing at a whopping 6 foot 4, the Wolves centre-back was once described as being “streets ahead” of current England international Harry Maguire by Molineux legend Dave Edwards, whilst journalist Nathan Judah has hailed him as “a generational talent” who is “Wolves’ present and future.”
As a natural left-footer, Kilman could well be the answer to Spurs’ soon-to-be big problem as Clement Lenglet should return to FC Barcelona following his loan spell and that’ll leave Conte with no natural left-footed centre-backs.
Paratici could, therefore, secure an outstanding signing in Kilman – given the evidence above – should he follow up on the club’s interest in him in 2023.