Burnley defender Nathan Collins joins Wolves for Irish record fee
Burnley centre back Nathan Collins has joined Premier League Wolves for a fee believed to be in excess of £20m
The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland international travelled to the Midlands for a medical today after talks advanced quickly late last night.
Both clubs agreed a fee, which is undisclosed, but believed to be around £20.5m, which is thought to make him the most expensive Irish player in history, eclipsing currently the €23m which Liverpool paid Spurs for Robbie Keane in 2008.
Wolves hope for Collins to travel with the rest of the squad to their pre-season camp in Spain later today.
Collins was signed from Stoke City for an initial £12m fee last June – rising to what would have been in excess of the club record outlay of £15m, with add ons.
However, the former Cherry Orchard youngster will leave Turf Moor without triggering many of those, after making 19 Premier League appearances, scoring twice.
Wolves have been monitoring the centre back's situation since Burnley's return to the Championship was confirmed in May.
Bruno Lage has lost Romain Saiss to Besiktas, while Burnley have already looked to add to that department with the arrivals of Luke McNally, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and CJ Egan-Riley after the departures of James Tarkowski and Ben Mee.