'Interesting': Journalist claims Nuno wants winger who once tore Tottenham apart in the CL
Tottenham Hotspur could make a move to sign both Willy Boly and Daniel Podence from Wolves, as Nuno looks to his old club for additions, it has been claimed by Alex Crook on TalkSPORT.
Tottenham are on the hunt for a central defender this summer and it seems that Boly is now on their radar.
Podence, meanwhile, has shown flashes of real quality at Wolves and he could now arrive in a double swoop.
“Interesting developments at Tottenham,” Crook said. “One player they have been heavily linked with and have been in negotiations for is Jules Koundé.
“Word coming out of Spain that despite the fact that there is a willingness from Spurs to do a deal, maybe with Davinson Sanchez going the other way, he’s not keen on that move and wants to play Champions League football.
“It could lead Nuno back to his old club Wolves. Willy Boly, according to my contacts in Portugal, possibly that Nuno would like to take from Molineux.
“And so to Daniel Podence, a frustrating player in many ways because there is clearly some talent there. But clearly a player Nuno has faith in, so there could be some kind of double raid on Wolves.”
Two new faces
Boly would add height and power to Tottenham’s defence.
He would also need little time to adapt to Nuno’s system and demands, given how long he spent working with him at Wolves.
But it is actually Podence who could be the most exciting potential addition of the two.
Tottenham fans know all about Podence’s quality, as he caused them real problems back in 2019, when they took on Olympiacos in the Champions League.
On that occasion he scored for Olympiacos in a 2-2 draw and was a constant menace all day, with Spurs fans asking for him to be signed (HITC).
Although he may not arrive at Spurs as a permanent starter, he could be an extremely useful option from the bench – with his pace and directness two of his main assets, with Tim Sherwood once comparing him to Eden Hazard (Soccer Saturday).