Wolves confirmed on Friday through their official website that their defender and rumoured Spurs target Willy Boly has sustained a serious injury in training last week.
The central defender, who was linked with Tottenham recently (Football Insider), is suspected to have sustained an ankle fracture which could put him out for a considerable period of time.
The 28-year-old is said to be interesting several big clubs across Europe but if the injury is as serious as feared, it will likely affect any potential transfer.
The Frenchman has been a rock at the back since arriving at the Molineux Stadium and losing him for a sustained period of time will be a blow for the Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Wolves head of medical Phil Hayward told their official site: “Unfortunately, Willy Boly sustained a serious injury to his left ankle in training earlier today.
“Initial tests show a fracture to his fibula, and he will undergo further imaging over the coming days to determine whether surgery is required or not.
“If surgery is required that will take place during the next week.”
The West Midlands club are reportedly keen on handing Boly a new deal in order to fend off interest in him from Champions League clubs (Daily Mail).
Tottenham have had a lot of issues in the heart of their defence this season with both Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld having considerably underperformed and both players are into the final year of their respective contracts with the club.
Spurs Web Opinion
It is unfortunate for Boly to pick up this injury just as his career seemed to be taking off. However, I don’t believe he would have been the right target for Spurs regardless owing to his age. We know Pochettino likes to work with young defenders with potential and Boly doesn’t quite fit that description.
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