Wolves fans are still processing the fact that Conor Coady has left the club to join Everton on loan.
The defender sealed his move to Goodison Park last night, having only become linked with a move last week.
It is something not too many saw coming at the start of the window.
Although, Bruno Lage using a back four throughout pre-season did soon cast doubt on the star’s potential to play regular football for Wolves in 2022/23.
Against Leeds United last weekend, Coady was named on the bench for Wanderers as Maximilian Kilman and Nathan Collins started as a pairing.
Just days on from that, Coady has now been offloaded.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching moves of the summer window so far.
Especially because it’s a loan move. Everton do have an option to buy Coady next year. But Wolves sanctioning such a move is controversial.
Many players have wished Coady well for his next chapter.
The England international has today also received a message from Romain Saiss, who left Wolves earlier this summer.
He has taken to his Instagram Story to post about Coady – and what he has said is particularly interesting.
Sharing Coady’s post of him in a blue shirt, he said: “All the best in your new club bro!! Really happy for you @conorcoady_.
“You deserved a better end.”
The Morocco international finished his message with the smirk emoji.
An interesting post from Saiss as Coady completes Everton loan move
Quite what Saiss is getting at, if anything, is anyone’s guess.
There have been some rumours on social media that Coady’s exit from Wolves hasn’t quite been as amicable behind the scenes as has been portrayed publicly.
Some have also clocked that Coady’s wife Amie wrote on her Instagram Story last night ‘These last few weeks have been really hard’, which adds further fuel to the fire.
But the player’s agent took to Twitter this morning to praise the club and its officials for showing ‘integrity’. James Lippett said they were very open to allowing the 29-year-old to leave once it became apparent he was not in Bruno Lage’s plans. And he said that he respected that stance from the club.
Maybe Saiss feels the club’s reaction to the departure has been a bit low-key.
So far, there is just one article on Wolves’ official website about Coady and his departure. And it is not a particularly long or in-depth one, for a player that has been with the club for seven years and been an amazing servant. There has also been just one Instagram post and one tweet.