By Tam McManus

4th Nov, 2022 | 5:31pm

Everton to sign Conor Coady ASAP for 'next to nothing' - pundit

Everton will sign Conor Coady for “next to nothing” as soon as they are able to.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the defender’s influence.

Coady, 29, has been a revelation for the Toffees since joining the club on loan from Wolves in the summer.

The Blues have the best defensive record in the league after conceding just seven goals and the England international has also already captained the club.

On 6 October, The Athletic reported Everton have the option to sign Coady for just £4.5million next summer.

McManus is certain the deal will be done as soon as it is possible to do so.

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“They will get that done,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

“I have been so impressed with all of Everton’s signings this season but Coady has been a cut above the rest.

“The recruitment has been so poor at Everton for a long time now. They were spending too much money on players who just haven’t been good enough.

“They have been presented with an excellent opportunity to sign a real quality player for next to nothing and I have to think they will do that as soon as they are able to.

“I expect Coady will want the move as well, he looks like he’s loving it.”

Coady has played 317 times across all competitions for Wolves and his contract there does not expire until the summer of 2025.

Everton are next in action against Leicester City on Saturday (5 November).

In other news, pundit tells Everton to complete Premier League winger signing after source’s reveal.