Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Nathan Collins from relegated Burnley. The Irishman has signed a five year deal which set the Wolves back an undisclosed fee.
The club announced: “Wolves have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland international Nathan Collins; for an undisclosed fee from Burnley.
“The central defender has agreed a five-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, to become Bruno Lage’s first new signing of the summer, and completed his medical in time to join his new teammates for their pre-season training camp in Alicante.”
Technical director of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Scott Sellars said: “We’ve looked at Nathan for a while and admired him, so we’re delighted to bring him to the football club. He’s a very talented young man – he’s only 21, has played international football and had a good season last year with Burnley. We think we’ve signed a player with a lot of potential, as well as being a very good footballer now.
“We’re getting someone who is physically very good, 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.
“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.”.