Conor Coady completes loan move to Everton, will turn permanent if clauses met
Everton have completed the signing of Conor Coady from Wolves on an initial loan deal, with an announcement due soon according to The Mirror.
The Toffees moved quickly to do a deal for the former Wolves skipper after Ben Godfrey broke his leg against Chelsea, while Yerry Mina picked up another injury during the game too.
The Mirror report that the deal is initially a loan, which will be made permanent next summer if certain parameters are met. Those parameters are not known currently.
Coady fell out with manager Bruno Lage after being told he would no longer be first-choice with a switch to a back-four in the manager’s plans and wanted to leave for regular football in a World Cup year.
Everton initially made their interest in Coady known back in May, but initially moved for James Tarkowski on a free transfer from Burnley instead.
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Coady is a top centre-back with experience at the highest level, and now he has the chance to move back to Liverpool and be a regular with the blues.
He has been an outstanding servant in the Premier League for Wolves and their decision to let him leave so easily has come as a shock for sure, but that’s to Everton’s benefit.
The deal initially being a loan is excellent as it limits the cost of the deal for this summer, meaning they can still focus on all the other deals they already had planned without them being affected.
Coady will bring plenty of leadership, as well as a passion for the city and fans while also being able to play in a back three and a back four.
His ability on the ball will help implement Lampard’s style at the club too, and it seems like an excellent bit of business all the way around for everyone involved. Great stuff.