By Daniel Feliciano

30th May, 2023 | 7:10am

Conor Coady attracts Premier League interest as Everton future still undecided

Conor Coady is attracting interest from Premier League clubs as his Everton future remains undecided, according to the Daily Mail (29 May).

The Wolves defender spent the season on loan at Goodison Park and became a fan favourite, starting the final day win over Bournemouth that helped the club secure their Premier League status.

But that was his first start since February and it’s currently unclear whether the Toffees will trigger their £4.5m option to make the move permanent, which has alerted other Premier League clubs to his status.

“Everton have the option to make Coady’s loan from Wolves permanent for £4.5m yet there are doubts whether that will happen after he was left out of Sean Dyche’s starting line-up for so long,” they wrote.

“Coady has tentative Premier League interest but would like to stay in the north for family reasons.”

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In order to avoid relegation and actually have a good season next season, Everton need to have quality depth and Coady provides exactly that.

While he may not be a first-choice defender these days or under Sean Dyche, the England international has showed that he is more than capable of stepping in when required and doing the job.

Tactically he is versatile, he is a natural leader on and off the pitch and he clearly has a new-found soft spot for the club despite being a red for most of his life.

With the return of Jarrad Branthwaite expected in the summer too, Coady is the perfect man to help nurture him and still provide competition for places in the team for a cut-price fee considering his experience and ability.

It’s a no-brainer really and so long as Coady is happy to be here, this is a deal that Everton should be doing everything to complete at the earliest opportunity.