Conor Coady: Everton sign Wolves captain on loan for the season

Everton have completed the signing of Wolves captain Conor Coady on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy.

The Toffees beat West Ham to the signing of Coady, with the deal ending the 29-year-old’s seven-season stay at Molineux – including four as captain – at the end.

The move to Goodison Park offers Coady regular first-team football and the opportunity to bolster 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 a substitute unused at Elland Road.

“It’s amazing to join Everton,” said Coady, who has been capped 10 times by England. Everton TV. “As soon as I heard the interest, from the manager but also from the football club itself, I really wanted to be a part of it straight away. I’m delighted to join.

“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 desperately wanted to come here, play for this club. I have family and friends who are huge Evertonians.

“I’m here to give absolutely everything I have for this football club. It’s important that I work as hard as I can to help my teammates, help the club go forward and make people proud. “

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Everton manager Frank Lampard added: “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.

“As well as being one of the most reliable defenders in the Premier League and an England international, his leadership qualities will also stand us in good stead.”

Wolves reach agreement for Guedes

Valence have confirmed that they have entered into an agreement with wolves for the sale of Portugal international Goncalo Guedes.

The 25-year-old, signed from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, moves to Molineux after scoring 40 goals and registering 32 assists in 198 appearances for the Spanish club.

“The club thanks him for his professionalism as a Valencia CF player and wishes him good luck in this new stage of his career,” read a statement from Valencia.

Coady relieves Everton injury crisis

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

A statement from Everton read: “Ben Godfrey underwent successful surgery this morning on the fractured fibula he suffered in Saturday’s Premier League opener against Chelsea at Goodison Park.

“The defender will now begin rehabilitation at Finch Farm under the care of the club’s medical team and is expected to be out for approximately three months.”

Everton's Ben Godfrey is carried off the pitch on a stretcher after picking up an injury (AP)
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Everton’s Ben Godfrey is carried off the pitch on a stretcher after sustaining an injury

Everton await the extent of Mina’s injury

Everton have also provided an update on the fitness of defender Yerry Mina, who was also sent off against Chelsea with an ankle injury, the severity of which is not yet known.

The statement continued: “Yerry Mina suffered an ankle ligament injury in the second half of Saturday’s game and will see a specialist this week to find out the full extent of the problem before undergoing treatment at Finch Farm.”

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Conor Coady: Everton sign Wolves captain on loan for the season

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