England centre-back Conor Coady has signed for Everton from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan and is ready to ‘give it his all’ to the cause at Goodison Park.
The 29-year-old will wear the No.30 shirt for the Toffees and become Frank Lampard’s fourth signing of the summer following the additions of James Tarkowski, former Wolves team-mate Ruben Vinagre and winger Dwight McNeil.
Coady was born in Merseyside and started his career in Liverpool. However, he made just one Premier League appearance for the Reds in 2013 before joining Huddersfield in 2014.
After spending just one season with the Terriers, Coady moved to Wolves for a fee of £2m.
He has captained the Molineux side with distinction over the past four seasons. However, a change of formation from Bruno Lage to a four saw back Coady he was left out of the season opener at Leeds.
This has allowed everton to sign the player in what is a timely addition following the events against Chelsea.
Ben Godfrey suffered a broken foot in the defeat, while Yerry Mina limped off with an ankle problem.
And speaking of his return to Merseyside, Coady couldn’t hide his excitement.
Coady enjoying Merseyside return
he said evertontv: “It’s amazing to join Everton. As soon as I heard the interest, from the manager but also from the Football Club itself, I wanted to be part of it straight away. I’m ready to join me
“I grew up in the city. I know the Football Club, how big this club is and what it means to the fans. I am someone who was desperate to come here, to play at this club. I have family and friends who are big Evertonians.
“I am 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 move forward and make people proud.”
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Director of Football Kevin Thelwell added: “Conor is a player of great quality who I have had the pleasure of knowing over many years. I have no doubt that he will be an excellent addition to Everton and our squad.
“Myself and Frank continue to work closely with our chairman, who has unrivaled experience in player negotiations and we are confident that together we will deliver the additional quality we have set our sights on by the end of the month.”
Toffees boss Lampard was equally excited to land a player of Coady’s experience, adding: “We are delighted to bring to Everton a player of Conor’s quality and vast experience who fits how 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 skills will also be of great benefit to us.”
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