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Dave Edwards reacts to Wolves loaning Conor Coady to Everton

Dave Edwards says he doesn’t understand why Wolves have allowed Conor Coady to join Everton on an initial loan deal.

The Molineux captain has gone to Goodison Park to play under Frank Lampard in a move that has surprised many.

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The star was an unused substitute for Saturday’s game with Leeds United as Bruno Lage rolled out a back four from the start for the first time in a competitive game.

Previously Coady has not looked comfortable in the system.

So Coady’s exit in itself is not a major surprise.

But the club opting to sanction a loan move is what many simply cannot understand.

And Edwards is in that particular camp, writing for the Express & Star: “From Wolves’ point of view I don’t understand a loan-to-permanent move. They need funds in to buy players, so why they wouldn’t want an upfront fee done and dusted I don’t know.

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“I don’t think there would be a huge expectation for Conor to come back a Wolves player. Once you’re loaned out I don’t really see the value in coming back.

“It would be much better for Conor and Wolves and Everton if there was a fee on a permanent move. It is the right move for him currently.”

At the moment, there is no information regarding the option to buy clause that has been negotiated.

Dave Edwards’ feelings on Conor Coady loan move are shared by many

Many on social media agree with Edwards’ view on the club’s decision.

The club have essentially allowed sentiment to rule here. And that is something that has pleased the player’s agent.

It’s obviously great for Coady that he will now get to go and play regularly ahead of the World Cup.

But Wolves have taken a monumental risk.

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There’s a chance that the back four transition could go wrong. But there is probably now no going back with Coady no longer in the picture.

And it’s just bizarre that Wolves did not secure an immediate fee for the 29-year-old.

A transfer fee for Coady would have been extremely helpful in getting new players into the club.