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12 Aug 2022

Republic of Ireland player to break Irish transfer record in Premier League move

Republic of Ireland player to break Irish transfer record in Premier League move

Republic of Ireland and Burnley defender Nathan Collins is 'close' to a £20.5 million move to Premier League side Wolves. PIC: Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland and Burnley defender Nathan Collins is 'close' to a £20.5 million move to Premier League side Wolves, The Telegraph reports.

The Kildare man has been linked with several English top-flight clubs following the Clarets' relegation to the Championship.

The 21-year-old signed for Burnley in a deal worth £12.6 million from Stoke City last summer and after an impressive breakthrough campaign, the Irish centre-half looks set for a return to the Premier League. The reported fee would also break the Irish transfer record - which stands at £19 million when Robbie Keane moved to Liverpool in 2008.

Collins has earned six caps for the Boys in Green to date and scored a spectacular goal in Ireland's 1-1 draw against Ukraine last month.

Wolves, who are managed by Portuguese native Bruno Lage, finished in 10th position in the Premier League last season.

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