Wolves may have dropped two points against Barnsley on Saturday but they still have a healthy lead at the top of the Championship.
The usually reliable forwards available to Nuno Espirito Santo misfired at Oakwell but a point never really looked in doubt thanks to another solid defensive showing.
Whilst the organisation and work-rate of the whole team is a big factor in Wolves’ fine defensive record, there’s no doubt that Willy Boly is a key man at the back.
The powerful defender joined from Porto on-loan in the summer and has looked a class above for much of the season.
Not only is he strong and quick, the Frenchman is also excellent on the ball and regularly starts play for Wolves from the back.
Even though he is only at Molineux for the season, the Black Country club have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer.
So, how much should Wolves be willing to spend on the dominant defender?
We take a look…
Boly is just as important as the likes of Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves, and although his signature might not cost as much, Wolves should pay whatever it takes.
It’ll be north of £10m, but if Boly has helped to deliver Premier League football, I doubt too many at Molineux will care.
Up to £15m.
The attacking players catch the eye but Boly is just as important and would be vital should Wolves make the Premier League, which looks inevitable right now. He is monumental for Wolves and they can’t let him go elsewhere.
At least £10m-£15m.
Boly has proven a real rock at the back for Wolves and looks as though he could be a real star for them if he signs permanently.
He’ll command a decent fee but one that is well worth paying.