‘He hasn’t been the biggest problem’ – Dean Jones hints Dyche should keep Everton man for the next season

Journalist Dean Jones believes that Everton should seriously consider retaining Conor Coady at Goodison Park, writes the GMS.

The central defender joined the Toffees on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer, and it is believed that Everton has the option to make his move permanent. However, the MailOnline reported last month that the club will delay making long-term decisions on Coady and other squad members until they know which division they will be playing in next season.

Nonetheless, the same outlet has stated that Everton has the option to purchase the 30-year-old for £5m if they choose to do so. Coady has had limited playing time since Sean Dyche took charge at Goodison Park, as he did not feature in any of the team’s last 11 games before making a cameo appearance against Manchester City last weekend, according to Transfermarkt.

A return to Wolves at the end of the season now appears to be a genuine possibility, although it is uncertain if there will be room for him at Molineux.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Dean Jones said: “It will be interesting to see what decision is made here because there have been times when he has looked assured at the back and it looked like a good signing.

“It’s difficult to judge when a team goes through such bad moments in the course of a season and, as a defender, you will be singled out at some stage because of it. I think there should be some consideration to keeping him. He hasn’t been their biggest problem.”