Report: Everton want to sign multiple defenders after multi-million twist

The Guardian reports that Everton has decided not to sign Conor Coady permanently and will instead explore other options in their search for defenders, as relays the GN.

Despite his season-long loan at the club, the Toffees have chosen not to exercise the opportunity to sign Coady from Wolves on a permanent basis. Coady has now returned to his parent club, Wolves, after Everton declined the option to secure his services for a fee of £4.5 million.

At one stage of the season, Everton displayed strong defensive performances, but as the campaign progressed, their goals conceded column started to rise. However, their lack of goals in attack cannot be attributed to the Toffees’ defense, which was not at fault for their struggles throughout the recent season.

During Frank Lampard’s tenure as manager, Coady proved to be a reliable partner for James Tarkowski. However, when Sean Dyche assumed the managerial role, Coady quickly lost his position in the starting lineup to Michael Keane. This change in management could be the primary reason for Coady’s return to Wolves.

Coady’s future at Wolves remains uncertain after being away for the entire season. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that having someone like Coady within their squad would be beneficial for Everton. His experience and leadership were qualities noticeably absent at Goodison Park this season, and it would be challenging to find a player of his caliber for a similar fee of £4.5 million.

According to The Guardian (pg 37, 2 June): “Conor Coady has left Everton after the club decided not to sign the England international on a permanent basis,”

“Everton had an option to sign the defender for £4.5million as part of his season-long loan from Wolves and will look elsewhere for central defenders.”