Nottingham Forest had a busier transfer period than any other EPL side this summer, which definitely played a part in their decent performance so far.
Steve Cooper’s side had a major blow though as one of their fresh signings, Moussa Niakhate, picked up a hamstring injury that could leave him out of action for a “few months”.
As you would expect, the Reds are in search of another centre-back, and they’re set on Wolverhampton’s Ivorian defender, Wily Boly, who has yet to line up for his side this season.
The 32-year old’s absence from Wolves’ victorious clash with Preston North End yesterday (August 23rd) in the Carabao Cup second round raised questions about his reported exit this summer.
Manager Bruno Lage had a contradicting reason though, claiming that a possible injury was to blame for Boly’s absence. “…he didn’t feel that he could play,” Lage stated in the after-match interview.
Bruno, however, didn’t deny the possibility of Wily’s exit this summer, confirming that there’s indeed a proposal for the Ivory Coast International. “I know there is a proposal for him,” said Lage.
Earlier reports claimed that Nottingham Forest’s 1 million pound bid for the former Porto defender had been rejected by Wolverhampton, who demanded a higher offer, which Forest are believed to have considered.
It’s not clear whether the said proposal is Cooper’s side’s believed second offer or another side beat him to it for the defender whose contract with Wolves expires this season.