Everton confirm the signing of Conor Coady from Wolves

Everton have signed Merseyside-born center defender Conor Coady on loan from Wolves, with a permanent transfer option.

Coady has ten England caps, scoring one, and is aiming for consistent playing time in order to push his way into the Three Lions team for the World Cup this winter.

The Blues were connected with the youngster last week before they lost Ben Godfrey for many months and Yerry Mina for several weeks due to injuries in their season-opening loss to Chelsea on Saturday.

The 29-year-old center-half is most suited to the left side of a three-man backline, where the Blues presently have fellow new addition James Tarkowski, but in Mina’s absence, Tarkowski will likely shift into the center.

Coady was a member of Liverpool’s development system before joining Huddersfield in 2014. The next summer, he went to Wolves, where he has remained ever since, scoring seven goals and assisting seven times, including once against the Toffees, and is well known to Director of Football Kevin Thelwell, who also arrived from Wolves.

Lampard said earlier in the summer that he and Thelwell were seeking for ‘strong, athletic, and powerful types’ who were leaders in their own right, and the Wolves captain ticks all of those boxes, as have many of the acquisitions thus far.

Coady said following his signing:

“It’s an honor to be joining Everton.” As soon as I learned about the manager’s interest, as well as the Football Club’s, I knew I had to be a part of it. I’m overjoyed to be invited.

“I grew up in the city, I know the football club, how huge it is, and what it means to the fans.” I was determined to come here and play for this team. I have relatives and friends that are die-hard Everton fans.

“I’m here to offer this football team all I’ve got.” It’s critical that I work as hard as I can to support my teammates, the club, and the community.”

Kevin Thelwell, Director of Football, said –

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Conor for many years. He is a top-tier talent.” He will undoubtedly be a terrific addition to Everton and our team.

“Myself and Frank will continue to work closely with our chairman, who has unrivaled expertise in player negotiations, and we are convinced that we can acquire the additional quality we’ve sought between now and the end of the month.”

Frank Lampard, manager of the Toffees, added:

“We are happy to welcome a player of Conor’s caliber and experience to Everton, and he fits well with the way we want to play as a club.”

“In addition to being one of the Premier League’s most dependable defenders and an England international, his leadership abilities will be very beneficial to us.”

The Blues’ defensive heft has increased as a result of this acquisition, but creative issues persist. With around three weeks remaining in the transfer market, Lampard’s team still needs a striker to back up Dominic Calvert-Lewin and potentially an offensive midfielder or winger.

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