Wolves captain Conor Coady is reportedly wanted by Everton, with Frank Lampard a big admirer of the defender.
According to journalist Alan Myers, the England international is now the subject of interest from the Toffees.
Coady finds himself in an interesting position right now.
In pre-season, Wolves have been working on playing with a back four.
Bruno Lage is said to have halted three-man defence training sessions, as he seeks to make a major change.
Coady has been an ever-present in Wolves’ starting XI for several years, operating as the middle centre-back of a three.
Wolves moving to a back four brings his status as a nailed-on starter into jeopardy.
Coady has played in a back four before and has at times looked a little uncomfortable.
Potentially this season, if Lage does favour a back four, Coady could play far less than in previous seasons.
So it was perhaps inevitable that we would hear of interest from other clubs.
Apparently Everton are keen, with their manager Lampard a big fan of the 29-year-old.
The Toffees play with a back three, and so if he moved there he would be able to make a seamless transition.
Whether Coady would make a move to Goodison Park though, being ex-Liverpool, remains to be seen.
The Express & Star add that Coady could depart Molineux this summer ‘for the right move’. The player wants to be a part of England’s World Cup squad later this year. It is even suggested a loan move could happen.
There’s no way Wolves should be thinking about selling Conor Coady, amid Everton interest
Wolves should not be entertaining interest from Everton or anyone for Coady.
Wolves may be set to move to a back four, but Coady would still have a big part to play. It has been suggested that Lage would not completely do away with a back three, so there would still be opportunities for Coady.
Losing Coady would be a major blow for the club. He is an absolutely amazing leader, and a top footballer. Maximilian Kilman said of him last year: “With everything he gives for the club, not just on the pitch, but what he does off the pitch, he’s a top player, he’s a fantastic role model and we couldn’t ask for a better leader.”
It will be interesting to see if Coady does push for a move. But hopefully that won’t be the case.