Maidenhead United set for windfall as bid placed for Wolves Max Kilman

Max Kilman. Photo supplied by club.
Max Kilman. Photo supplied by club.

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Vanarama National League Maidenhead United could be set for a huge windfall courtesy of former defender Max Kilman, currently in the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Serie A champions Napoli have – according to The Athletic – lodged a €35million (£30m) offer for the defender who joined Wolves from Maidenhead in 2018 for £40,000.

Any multi-million-pound move for the defender would hand the Magpies a financial boost through any sell-on clause in the original deal that took Kilman to the West Midlands – which could be as much as £7 million, or higher if Napoli meet Wolves valuation.

However, Premier League Wolves don’t appear to be in any need to sell the defender who is contracted until 2026, the current bid is well short of their £40,000,000 valuation.

Related: Max Kilman: The hassle-free defender who could make Maidenhead United millions

Max Kilman’s Maidenhead United career

Kilman – eligible to play for the Ukrainian National Team as well as England – was an under 18 at Maidenhead having been with Fulham, Gillingham Town and Welling United at youth level. He also spent time on loan at Marlow during the 2016/17 season.

He made his Magpies debut in May 2017 during a 1-1 at Maidstone United, playing the full 90 minutes.

Kilman played 34 times in the National League for Maidenhead, scoring his only goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Dover Athletic at York Road.

In March 2023, Kilman returned to Maidenhead as part of the Non League Day campaign.

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