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Kilman deal 'couldn't be turned down' and 'at a good time'

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We asked for your views on club captain Max Kilman leaving Wolves to join West Ham United after a six-year stint at Molineux.

Here are some of your thoughts:

Rob: It was probably a good time to sell Kilman. He had a pretty good season but struggled when we lost Craig Dawson through injury for the final 10-12 games or so. Under the current ownership, Wolves will be a selling club and every player has a price. I think £40m is a great price and it also fantastic for Maidenhead too. However, getting a good replacement is the challenge.

Shaun: He's proved to be a great signing but hasn't really kicked on in the last couple of seasons. He looked vulnerable in a back four and he hasn't really got the personality of a captain. It was a deal that couldn't be turned down, with a fee of that quantum and the chance to sign a more vocal player who could enable us to play a back four when required.

Dave: The Kilman sale was excellent business from Wolves. Max has been very reliable but he looks better when alongside a Craig Dawson or Conor Coady type leader. He never convinced me he was a captain, he was just not vocal enough. I'll be happy to see him go if we keep our more important players like Ait-Nouri and bring in a replacement centre-back.

John: Players come and players go. Wolves need a much bigger squad, so hopefully Gary O'Neil and our owners can get in what we need for a top 10 finish.

Dairve: From a football perspective, it is obviously a blow. From a business viewpoint, it is an excellent deal. Sadly we're not in the minority of clubs who can seemingly spend without consequence, and therefore deals like this are a vital part of Wolves' model for Premier League survival.