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‘I really rate him’: Ex-PL defender’s ringing endorsement of £12.5m reported Arsenal target

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Jody Craddock has provided a ringing endorsement of Willy Boly amid links to Arsenal.

The 28-year-old has been an immense signing for the Black Country club following his £12.5 million move (talkSPORT) from FC Porto (initially on loan) in 2017, and The Sun recently reported on supposed interest from the Gunners.

Even though Arsenal have William Saliba to come in, Unai Emery apparently wants more defensive cover in January but Wolves want to keep hold of the Ivory Coast international.

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In the eyes of Craddock, who spent 10 years at Molineux, doing that is a no-brainer. He said (Shropshire Star): “I like him. I really rate him.

“He’s good in the air, calm on the floor. He’s tough to get past. I think that’s everything you want in a defender – and he’s got it. He’s a really good player.

“We definitely want him to stay at Wolves as he’s been doing so well, but he probably could walk into another team higher up the table. Hopefully, he doesn’t.”

TBR’s view

Boly is a crucial player for Wolves and it is unlikely he will be leaving mid-season, especially if the club are still in the Europa League come January.

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He would be a great signing for Arsenal but Emery does now have Rob Holding back in the picture, and Calum Chambers is also looking much more accomplished.

The Spaniard should be looking to pair the Englishmen together going forwards and if he really does have interest in Boly, then he should attempt a pursuit in the summer and look to move Sokratis on.

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Original article: https://tbrfootball.com/former-wolves-star-jody-craddock-praises-arsenal-linked-willy-boly/

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