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Conor Coady sheds light on his exit from Wolves

Conor Coady has been speaking about his exit from Wolves in the summer, and revealed no one really spoke to him about what was going on.

The 29-year-old was one of several high profile departures at Molineux in the last transfer window.

Coady had been a regular in the starting XI for many years under Nuno Espirito Santo, shining as the middle centre-back of a three-man defence.

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But Bruno Lage made the decision to change Wolves’ system to a back four.

That was something he had wanted to do when he first arrived. But he was not back with the players in his first window.

But after signing Nathan Collins, Lage pushed ahead with the transition, and it became clear that Coady would not be playing anywhere near as much for Wanderers if he stayed put.

The England international was on talkSPORT this morning speaking about his exit from Molineux. He actually said that he was trying to figure out just what was going on as no one really spoke to him about the plan to transition.

He said: “It was a tough summer. I went back a bit later after being with England. I knew the club was trying to change the way they wanted to play and evolve. I’ve been there when Wolves have evolved and they’ve done ever so well with it. I understand clubs have got to evolve.

“I could feel something happening in regards to me and being a player and a person in that, I probably wasn’t going to be involved and I kind of went along the summer trying to figure out what was going on because no one really spoke or gave me anything.

“I was trying to figure out what was going on. It comes to a point at the end of the pre-season where it was tough because I’m just a player that loves playing footie. It’s so hard for me to go into training every day and not having something to be working towards at the end of the week.

“It was coming across that I wasn’t going to play and I wasn’t going to be involved anywhere near as much as what I have been over the years.”

Since moving to Everton, Coady has been a mainstay in Everton’s backline.

Ironically, the star has been in really good form playing mainly in a back four alongside James Tarkowski.

The Toffees can reportedly buy Coady for just £4.5 million next year.

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It is interesting to hear Coady shed a bit more light on his summer exit from Wolves.

Fans will not be surprised to hear him talking about how he didn’t really know what was going on, and that he was trying to figure things out.

Last week, Romain Saiss criticised the club’s board for the way his exit was handled.

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The way the Coady situation was handled has certainly not reflected well on Wolves so far.

While Collins has largely proved to be a good signing, the loss of Coady – who is such a great leader – can absolutely be felt.