Everton sign Wolves captain Conor Coady on season-long loan

England defender Conor Coady moves to Goodison Park on season-long loan after seven seasons at Molineux, four of which as club captain; Wolves sign Portugal international Goncalo Guedes from Valencia on five-year deal.

The Toffees have beaten West Ham to Coady’s signature, with the deal bringing the 29-year-old’s seven-season stay at Molineux – four of which as captain – to an end.

The move to Goodison Park presents Coady with regular first-team football and the opportunity to strengthen his claim to be included in England’s squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Coady was dropped by Wolves manager Bruno Lage for Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Leeds – the first time he had been intentionally left out of a Wolves game shirt since April 2017 – and he remained an unused substitute at Elland Road.

“It’s incredible to join Everton,”

“As soon as I heard the interest, from the manager but also the football club itself, I really wanted to be part of it straight away. I’m over the moon to join.

“I’ve grown up around the city, I know the football club, how big this club is and what it means to the supporters. I’m someone who was desperate to come here, to play for this club. I’ve got family and friends who are massive Evertonians.

“I’m here to give absolutely everything I’ve got for this football club. It’s important I work as hard as I can to help my team-mates, help the club move forward and make people proud.”

Coady, who has been capped 10 times by England, told evertontv.

“We are delighted to bring a player of Conor’s quality and vast experience to Everton, and he fits into how we want to play as a team.

“As well as being one of the Premier League’s most reliable defenders and an England international, his leadership skills will be of huge benefit to us, too.”

Everton manager Frank Lampard added:

Everton’s capture of Coady brings much-needed reinforcements to Goodison Park after the Toffees confirmed defender Ben Godfrey was facing a three-month lay-off after undergoing surgery on a fractured fibula.

Source: Sky Sports

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