By Matthew Shaw

8th Aug, 2022 | 9:45am

Everton are on the verge of tying up an “SOS” transfer to sign Wolves defender Conor Coady, according to The Daily Mirror.

The newspaper has reported in its print edition [08 August, pg. 44] that the Toffees put their foot on the gas after the injuries to Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey against Chelsea on Saturday.

A deal for Coady is now close to being finalised with the injury crisis at Goodison Park set to be eased with the England international who has buckets of experience.

Writing in his latest snippet, David Maddock shared the latest news after everything that happened at Goodison Park over the weekend.

“Everton are close to tying up a deal to sign Conor Coady as a solution to their defensive injury crisis,” he wrote.

“The Toffees moved swiftly following the defeat by Chelsea – where Ben Godfrey suffered a fractured leg – and Yerry Mina also limped out of the game.”

SOS.

There is no other way to describe this move than an emergency.

If Coady doesn’t arrive within days then Frank Lampard will be in serious trouble with his next team selection ahead of the trip to take on Aston Villa.

Thankfully, it looks as though the Wolves skipper will not only arrive but be joined by Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gana Gueye with a major transfer blitz within days.

Kevin Thelwell will no doubt have used his connections at Molineux to get this one across the line and he will personally know Coady with his long spell at the club.

A new challenge and the chance to move closer to his boyhood home will no doubt tick all of the boxes, and alongside James Tarkowski, it will be hard to find a more experienced partnership in the Premier League.

Hopefully, this one can go through in the next 24 hours and Everton can prepare for Villa as though nothing has happened, although we wish all the luck in the world to our injured group.