Brentford locked in talks with Wolves for Nathan Collins’ Brentford locked in talks with Wolves for Nathan Collins after £21m bid was rejected… with Thomas Frank optimistic he can land ready-made Premier League centre back for £25m
- Thomas Frank is eager to add a ready-made Premier League centre back to side
- Nathan Collins has been on their radar for some time but agreeing a fee is tricky
- Wolves are determined to make a profit on a player they only signed a year ago
Brentford locked in talks with Wolves for Nathan Collins
Brentford are in talks to sign Wolves defender Nathan Collins, with the Bees optimistic of a £25million deal.
The west London side have already had a £21m bid rejected for the Wolves centre back but they have not been deterred.
Mail Sport exclusively revealed Brentford’s interest in the 22-year-old, with boss Thomas Frank keen to add a Premier League proven centre back to his ranks.
Collins only joined Wolves last summer from Burnley for £20.5m after the Midlands side held off late interest from rival clubs, including Tottenham, to sign him.
He is well thought of at Wolves and is not viewed as a player they are eager to cash in on this summer.
Brentford are continuing talks with Wolves for defender Nathan Collins, with a £25m deal eyed
Thomas Frank is looking to bolster his squad after an impressive ninth-placed finish in 2022-23
Collins found himself playing regularly for Wolves in the first half of last season but soon lost his place at the turn of the year.
Julen Lopetegui – who was appointed in November – chose to drop him in January and Collins was unable to force his way back into the starting XI until the final two matches of the run-in.
Brentford have already completed two permanent transfers this summer, signing goalkeeper Mark Flekken ahead of David Raya’s expected departure, with Spurs leading the chase for the Spanish stopper.
Brentford have also made forward Kevin Schade’s loan move into a £22m full-time switch.