Conor Coady is heading back to Wolves this summer, and Molineux legend Steve Bull says he would now reintegrate the defender.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Everton would not be exercising the option to buy clause they had on him.

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It was thought to be around £4.5 million.

Since Sean Dyche came to the club, Coady has barely had a look in.

The former Burnley manager much preferred to use the likes of James Tarkowski, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane.

Coady will now come back to Wolves and presumably have talks with Julen Lopetegui about the future.

Coady left Wolves because he wanted to play regularly.

Whether he would be able to do that under Lopetegui is the key question.

The 30-year-old, who signed for Wolves for £2 million, has struggled to convince when playing in a back four, so it is perhaps unlikely that Lopetegui would make him a regular starter at Wolves.

But in the eyes of Bull, it’s a no-brainer for Coady to return to the squad.

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He said in his latest Express & Star column: “If it was me, I’d have him back in the squad all day long.

“Coady was a massive part of a successful era for Wolves, on and off the field. I don’t see why he couldn’t be again. He already knows Max Kilman well and you could put him alongside Craig Dawson or Nathan Collins. We all know how good he can be in a back three, should the head coach decide to use that system.

“Coady is vocal, experienced and has a knack of bringing people together. Even if he doesn’t play every week, I still think he can be an asset. You can never have too many good players or people.

Conor Coady returning to the fray at Wolves does not feel likely, as Steve Bull says he’d have him back

Many Wolves fans would agree with Bull and take Coady back at Wolves.

But there are also plenty who would not.

It would be quite surprising if Coady was a Wolves player for the 2023/24 season.

Coady left Molineux last year out of a desire to play regularly. He is not going to want to return to Wolves if he’ll be sat on the bench again.

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That’s just him, and there are many players out there who are the same.

For this reason it’s hard to see him actually wanting to stick around.

He just hasn’t shown the consistency playing in a back four. Lopetegui is surely not going to make him a staple pick in a back four and so, discussions will surely result in Coady wanting to move away.

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