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Wolves: Lage can finally axe Boly with Stefan Posch move

Wolves had a rather mixed 2021/22 Premier League campaign as Bruno Lage took his team to a 10th place finish but also saw the Old Gold lose more games than they won.

The Midlands club won 15, drew six and lost 17 of their 38 top-flight matches, scoring 38 goals and conceding 43 along the way.

One man in Bruno Lage’s squad who wasn’t particularly prominent in the team for large parts of the season was Willy Boly.

After making his first league appearance of the campaign in March, the Ivorian ended up playing in all of Wolves’ final nine matches of 2021/22. Unfortunately, during the 10 league games in which he appeared, the Old Gold only kept one clean sheet and conceded 20 goals in the process.

At the age of 31, Boly is currently Wolves’ oldest centre-back and also had his fair share of injury issues throughout the previous campaign.

The defender, who has had his performances for the Midlands club slammed as “sloppy” in the past, is now in the final year of his contract at Molineux.

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With all that in mind, the remaining weeks of the current transfer window could give Lage the chance to finally get rid of the defender and bring in a new player to replace him.

One player who has been mentioned with a €10m (£8m) move to Molineux and who could fit the bill is Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch.

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Having made 182 appearances for the German club across their senior and youth teams, the 25-year-old has scored seven goals and delivered two assists along the way.

Despite his occasional usefulness in front of goal, it was his defensive work during his previous Bundesliga season which showed why he’d be a solid addition to Lage’s squad and a good replacement for Boly.

In 28 league appearances, the Austrian won more tackles (38) and made more blocks (59) and interceptions (46) than any other player at the club. He also made 86 clearances in total and managed to end the campaign with no errors that led to an opponent’s shot at goal to his name.

Posch also managed to get under the skin of Thomas Muller, who was not pleased by the Hoffenheim defender’s ability to keep the ball out of his team’s net during their 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich in March.

Taking all this into account, securing a deal for the 25-year-old and getting rid of Boly could be a great bit of business from the Old Gold and really freshen up their defence, which ended the 2021/22 season on a rather disappointing note.

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