A few days back it was being claimed in the media that Wolverhampton Wanderers had made young 19-year-old defender Raphael Nya our first capture of the summer as he made the switch from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Very much one for the future, the versatile defender certainly seems to tick the kinds of boxes we’d want for youngsters coming into the club as we look to develop them as homegrown stars for the future and one of the biggest indicators of that for me was the news that in his first year as an appreciate he quickly started carrying the skipper’s armband at Under 19 level for PSG.
On Friday, the club officially confirmed the speculation and welcomed him to the club on a three year deal and confirmed that he would be joining Rob Edwards’ side as they prepare for the Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign that lies ahead following our successful promotion at that level in 2018/19.
???? Our new @WolvesAcademy signing already in action at Compton!
— Wolves (@Wolves) June 28, 2019
Speaking to the Official Website Academy manager Scott Sellars revealed that he’d been on our radar for a while and that he was already settling in well.
“He’s a player we’ve been monitoring for quite a while. We’re lucky enough that he was looking for something new and we were in a position to offer him a fresh challenge. The appeal of coming to Wolves and England is massive. As a player, he very much fits our style. He’s a centre half who is excellent in possession of the ball, is a good reader of the game and anticipates well, so he’s got real potential. Like a lot of the lads, we’ll try him in different positions and see where he fits best in our system. From meeting him and watching him train over the past couple of days, you can see he’s a leader and a communicator, he’s been really impressive.”