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Wolves claim emerges on Conor Coady and Max Kilman

Wolverhampton Wanderers evaded a transfer curveball from Newcastle United in January when the Magpies attempted to sign two of the Old Gold’s most important players.

What’s the word?

That is according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers who has claimed that Eddie Howe’s side were intent on signing the Old Gold duo in January, when they were in the depths of a relegation battle.

And even though Wolves managed to keep hold of their defensive assets, they may face a worry to keep the pair across this summer’s transfer window.

In the report for The Athletic, Spiers claimed: “Newcastle are the biggest transfer curveball the Premier League has experienced in some time and Wolves, like everyone else in the league, are distinctly aware of the money the Geordies’ new owners can now offer to try to prise clubs’ star assets away.

“Newcastle have already had an influence on Wolves’ business; it is believed they made enquiries for Kilman and Coady in January, tried to sign Botman and did sign Bruno Guimaraes of Lyon, a player Wolves had been courting.”

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A scary summer

With Spiers’ latest report in mind, this summer’s transfer window could come with some scary propositions for the Wolves faithful, with the Molineux side already touted to lose Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Marcal who have all been linked with moves away.

Therefore, the last thing Old Gold fans will want is to lose their Captain in Coady and emerging star in Kilman.

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Featuring as a starter in 88% of Wolves’ Premier League games this season, Kilman has asserted himself as a fully-fledged member of the first team, with his metrics backing up why that is the case. Whilst his defensive participations have been decent this season, it’s his ability in possession that has been valued by Lage. His match average 3.61 progressive carries has injected composure within the Wolves backline.

Paired with captain Coady, who has started every single game for Wolves in the league, the Old Gold have been afforded consistency and solidity at the back, with Lage’s side boasting the fourth best defence in the league this season with just 32 goals conceded as a result of 11 clean sheets.

As such, supporters will surely be incredibly worried about the prospect of yet more interest in the duo going forward.

Whilst it is hopefully not the case, you cannot argue that the project at Newcastle presents an exciting opportunity which is backed up by seemingly unlimited amounts of ambition an endless quantities of financial backing.

The Magpies will most likely continue to get stronger and recruit higher calibre players who are in the mould of Guimaraes. From the perspective of Kilman who is just 24-years-old, the project at St James’ Park could be the ideal way to raise his stock and elevate his game season on season amidst the recruitment of bigger names and better players.

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