Wolves defender Conor Coady is set to become a permanent Everton player next year – with his buy option being a measly £4.5 million.
The Telegraph are reporting that is the player’s lowly clause this evening, which is a huge surprise.
Coady was allowed to depart Molineux in the summer, after Bruno Lage changed Wolves’ formation.
The former manager ditched the back three in favour of a back four, and decided Coady was not good enough to play in it.
He left him on the bench for the first Premier League game this season against Leeds United.
Just days later, Coady completed a shock loan move to Goodison Park.
The 29-year-old admitted that he could feel something in the air, and was keen to get out in order to play regular football.
And since doing that, Coady has been a regular for the Toffees under Frank Lampard.
So far, he has played every single game since joining, and scored his first goal for the club against Southampton last weekend.
He has regularly come in for praise, and ironically, he has been playing mostly in a back four alongside James Tarkowski.
It is stated in the report that Wolves agreed such a low price out of respect for the England international’s achievements with the club.
That is something that will not go down very well with a lot of Wolves supporters.
Wolves have let sentiment rule, £4.5 million buy option on Coady is absolutely ridiculous
£4.5 million is way, way short of Coady’s true value and Everton have done absolutely incredible business here.
Many eyebrows were raised when Wolves permitted the loan in the first place.
And it was always going to be fascinating to learn what that buy option was going to be.
It is much lower than expected, and Wolves have inexplicably allowed sentiment to take hold.
One can perhaps understand that coming into play. But even then, Wolves could surely have negotiated a much higher fee, especially since Everton were crying out for defensive reinforcements at the time.