Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady is apparently the subject of interest from Newcastle United.

The 28-year-old is on the Magpies’ radar ahead of the January transfer window according to The Sun.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Conor Coady (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

My Revenge On Ben Foster

So far, Coady has started every Premier League game for Wolves this season.

There had been a bit of chat about how much he would play under Bruno Lage this term.

The 45-year-old was known to prefer a 4-4-2 system at Benfica.

So far in 2021/22 though, Lage has stuck with the formation Nuno Espirito Santo was using.

Coady has therefore retained his place, with Max Kilman and Romain Saiss operating either side of him.

Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Conor Coady (Photo by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/Wolves via Getty Images)

At the moment, Newcastle currently have the second-worst defence in the Premier League.

They’ve shipped 20 goals in their nine games so far.

There is no doubt about it – Newcastle will busy in January following their recent takeover.

Whether a bid for Coady will be incoming will be very interesting.

A move is surely unlikely, with Coady having signed a new deal only last year.

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Conor Coady (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Wolves are also short on centre-back options at the moment, and Saiss and Willy Boly will both be heading off to AFCON in January.

It would be a huge surprise if the club allowed Coady to depart mid-season.

Wolves fans react

On social media some fans have been giving their reactions to the claim.

Some would allow him to go, but quite a lot of others recognise what he brings in terms of leadership and also the fact that Wolves really don’t have a lot of options at the back:

 

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