The agent of Conor Coady has praised Wolves for their decision to allow the star to leave on loan, saying officials acted with ‘integrity’.
The 29-year-old last night completed a move to Goodison Park.
The Merseyside club hold an option to buy the England international at the end of the season. It is currently unclear what the value of that clause is.
Coady has left as a result of Bruno Lage changing formation at Molineux.
The star was left on the bench for Saturday’s game against Leeds United.
Maximilian Kilman and Nathan Collins started as a pairing, and it is thought they will be the regular picks going forwards.
The move has really annoyed some Wolves supporters.
Many cannot believe the club have loaned out their captain to a Premier League rival.
Ultimately, it would appear the club have shown major sentiment to a player looking to play regularly ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Coady is represented by World in Motion, and this morning agent James Lippet took to Twitter to praise Wolves’ handling of the situation.
He said: “What a day yesterday was! As a football agent, it’s not often you get the opportunity to transfer someone back to the city where they were born and grew up. Moving to @Everton means the world to Conor, his wife, kids, parents and his whole family. Go well mate!
“I also want to put on record that the hierarchy at @Wolves acted with integrity. When it became apparent that Conor wasn’t in the managers’ plans, they we’re very open to allowing Conor to leave in order to get regular minutes in a World Cup year. Respect to that stance.”
Wolves acted with integrity, but there’s no room for sentiment
Coady has been an unbelievable servant for Wolves. There is no denying that.
But the needs of the club should always come first.
For Wolves to have loaned Coady out to a Premier League rival is simply bizarre. It just doesn’t benefit the club whatsoever.
Coady leaving is fine in itself. But for the club to have not received a penny now is an extremely questionable decision.
It remains to be seen what will happen in the remainder of the transfer window.
But if Wolves don’t strengthen the team further from here, then the decision to merely loan Coady out will look even worse.