In what is proving to be an incredible week from his perspective, Max Kilman has extended his contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers until 2026. The news comes just four days after the defender scored his first Premier League goal as Wolves defeated Everton 2-1.
At 24, Kilman’s prime is fast approaching, and everyone in the Premier League can tell. The Wolves centre-back is becoming more and more of a permanent feature in Bruno Lage’s energetic side. And it won’t be too long before he is recognised as a key player within the Midland club’s ranks.
Max Kilman Signs New Wolverhampton Wanderers Deal
What Was Said?
Clearly delighted to have rewarded Kilman with a new contract, technical director Scott Sellars said: “Our first focus was to reward Max for what he’s doing on the pitch. He came into the Academy late on in his development, but he’s really kicked on and it’s important we reward players for their success, and also retain our talents.
“When we brought Max in, he had potential. He had technical and physical ability, and while he was on trial, we could see he was a great kid, so we thought he could develop, but where he’s got to is credit to him, his mentality and desire to improve. He’s been very patient in that process, and his development has been fantastic, so it’s something we’re all very proud of.
“Ultimately, you bring players through, and the aim is to get them into the first-team, but to get there as a young boy from non-league football, into a team full of internationals, shows his focus and work ethic. We hope other young players can see what Max has done, and it shows there’s talent outside of academies, so we’re always searching for the next Max.
“This season he’s gaining in confidence each game. Previously, he came in and out of the team, but never let the team down, and he’s consistently starting now. He’s growing each game and topped it off on Monday by getting his first goal, which is enormous credit to him.”
Kilman will now look to push on and become a crucial part of Wolves’ pursuit of a European place this season.
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