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Everton: Fraser Fletcher reveals Conor Coady transfer update

Everton have been linked with a move for Conor Coady this week, and a reliable source has given an update on the player’s future ahead of the final few weeks of the transfer window.

What’s the latest?

According to BBC journalist Fraser Fletcher, the Wolves captain “would like” a move to Goodison Park this summer.

Fletcher tweeted: “Conor Coady has told Wolves he would like move to Everton. Wolves are willing to sell the club captain and Everton confident of striking deal quickly.”

Lampard will be delighted

There is no doubt that Frank Lampard will be delighted to find out that Coady wants a move to Merseyside this summer, as the Liverpudlian defender could be a great addition to the team in order to strengthen the Everton back-line this season.

The Wolves star has been a consistent and reliable performer for his current club and has been lavished with praise for his leadership from the back by his manager Bruno Lage.

The 46-year-old has said of his skipper (via Molineux News): “He is one of the best guys I know in football. Every time with the big ambition, every time first in the building in the morning.

“Every time, bringing motivation to everyone. The leadership is by example. He is one of the best and I am very happy to work with him.”

In 2021/22, Coady made the second-most successful dribbles and ranked fourth for blocked shots and third for conversion of big chances in the Premier League, along with scoring four goals, tallying a 90% pass completion rate and winning 53% of his duels.

Lampard can strike a formidable centre-back partnership between Tarkowski and Coady to improve Everton’s defence this season after the Merseysiders conceded the fifth-most goals in the top flight last term, and the £62k-per-week target could be the perfect signing to enhance the back-line.

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Everton have made three signings so far this summer, with James Tarkowski, Ruben Vinagre and Dwight McNeil all coming in, but they have only a few weeks left in the current transfer window to continue improving their squad to ensure that they don’t endure another disastrous Premier League campaign like last time around.

There are many areas that Lampard will surely want to improve to give Everton their best chance of competing in the top flight this season, but if Coady comes to Goodison Park and leads from the back like he has at Molineux, it would be a serious coup for the Merseyside club.