The summer departure of Wolves captain Conor Coady would come as a huge surprise according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The 29-year-old centre-back has been at Wolves since July 2015 and has clocked up 311 appearances for the Old Gold during that time.
Though to the shock of supporters around the world, Coady has been linked with a move away from Molineux.
£22.5m-rated skipper Coady has been placed in contention to leave the club this summer, having been one of their key-men for the past seven seasons.
Tottenham Hotspur’s appointment of former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo last summer saw Spurs hold talks with the England defender but the move didn’t materialise and he stayed put.
This summer however, it is reported that Everton are plotting a surprise move for the former Liverpool youth player, which has raised doubts over the England international’s future.
Though it seems positive for Wolves fans, with football insider Jones admitting that he would be shocked if Coady left the Old Gold for the Toffees.
“He’s the guy that has held them up and got them through tough moments on and off the pitch, he’s so valuable to them, so I would be absolutely amazed if they even consider selling him in the summer.”
If the centre-back stays in the Midlands this summer it’s safe to say it would leave their adoring fans buzzing. However, given that he is a pillar of solidity, reliability and strength at the heart of Wolves’ backline, supporters will have to be worried that he could leave the club this summer.
You can understand why Everton are casting their eyes on Coady, with the Toffees enduring a torrid season at the back, having averaged a total of 1.7 goals conceded per match.
Though it would not make much sense from the Wolves captain’s perspective, with Bruno Lage believing that the West Midlands side are in a position to compete with bigger clubs due to the ongoing project at the club:
“Every time I talk with Mathew Hobbs (Chief Scout), there is a feeling now that the good players who comes to use come because of the way we have been performing.” said Lage.
Having started all 32 Premier League games for Wolves this season, it would be a real shock if Coady decided to seek pastures new, but that appearance count only demonstrates his importance, especially to a defence that has conceded only 28 times this term, the fourth-fewest in the top-flight.
Should that be broken up, it would leave the Molineux faithful rather aghast.