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Wolves complete move for most expensive Irish player in history

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The Premier League side have added a new defender to their ranks ahead of the next season.

Wolves have announced the signing of Nathan Collins from Burnley. 

The Irish defender will join Wolves on a five-year deal, with an option to extend his stay for another 12 months. 

He becomes the most expensive Irish player ever after completing a £20.5m deal to join Wolves, surpassing Robbie Kean, who joined Liverpool for £19m in 2008.

Speaking to Wolves’ official website, the club’s technical director Scott Sellars said: “We’re getting someone who is physically very good. He is very tall, very athletic, and is very comfortable on the ball. 

He can step in and take the ball forward, which is what we need. He’s very good in both boxes and has real aerial strength.

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“The feedback on his personality is about his leadership qualities, he’s a good character, so he ticks all the boxes. He comes across as expected, a humble young man who is appreciative of the opportunity, so we’re all going to be very happy.”

Collins developed into one of the most promising young defenders in the Premier League after joining Burnley from Stoke City in July 2021.

He went on to make 19 Premier League appearances for the Clarets last season as they suffered relegation to the Championship.