|According to a report published by The Daily Mail, Ivory Coast have approached Wolves defender Willy Boly to enquire about the possibility of him representing them in international football.
The 27-year-old Boly was born in France and has represented the nation of his birth from U16-U19 level. However, his parents are both Ivorian nationals and he has yet to represent the France team at senior level, meaning that he is still eligible to represent the nation of his parents birth.
With the talent that France currently have and with Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti likely to be in the heart of defence for Les Bleus for the next couple of years, there is perhaps little chance of Boly representing the nation of his birth in the near-future.
The offer from the Ivory Coast is one which Boly should seriously consider if he wants to play international football and have the chance to play in a World Cup. Boly has established himself as a key player for Nuno’s Wolves side.
He played 36 times in the Championship last season to help the club win promotion to the Premier League. This season, he has so far played 16 times in the Premier League for Wolves.
The former Porto man is an astute defender and could easily represent most nation’s in World football. If he chooses to represent the Ivory Coast, the African nation would have a defender who can provide quality at the back.
Meanwhile Boly would benefit from playing for the Ivorians as he would be playing for one of the elite nations in African football.