Everton sign Coady on season-long loan from Wolves
Published on: Wednesday August 10, 2022
England defender Coady (right) is a Liverpool academy product.
LONDON: England centre-back Conor Coady has joined Everton on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Wolves, it was announced on Monday. Chelsea in their opening game of the new league season on Saturday. The move sees Wolves captain Coady, 29, return to his hometown eight years after leaving Liverpool, where he came through the club’s academy at Anfield.
“It’s amazing to join Everton,” Coady told his new club’s website. He added: “I grew up around the city, I know the football club, the size of this club and what it means for the fans. “I am someone who was desperate to come here, to play for this club. I have family and friends who are huge Evertonians. “I am here to give absolutely everything I have for this football club.” Coady is the fourth player to arrive at Goodison Park in the current transfer window, following Burnley duo of James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil and Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Vinagre.
“We are delighted to bring a player of Conor’s quality and vast experience to Everton and he fits the way we want to play as a team,” Toffees manager Frank Lampard said. Coady was on the bench for Wolves’ first game of the season, a 2-1 loss to Leeds. He moved to Wolves from Huddersfield in 2015 and has played 196 of a possible 198 league games over the past five seasons for the Midlands club. Just minutes after Coady’s decision was announced, Wolves said they had signed Valencia striker Goncalo Guedes on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. “We have been following Goncalo for a long time and we are very happy to welcome him to Wolves,” said chairman Jeff Shi of the 25-year-old Portugal international, who was coached by Wanderers manager Bruno Lage at Benfica. “He has a natural talent and has performed very well across Europe and for his country, and we believe he is well suited to the Premier League. Goncalo worked with Bruno at Benfica and played with many members from our team before, so we’re confident he’ll fit into the squad here quickly. “Now we are delighted that Goncalo is a Wolves player and we look forward to giving him a warm welcome to Molineux this Saturday.” * Follow us on instagram and join our Telegram and or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don’t want to miss.
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