Sheffield United plotting to sign Conor Coady after Everton exit

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

2nd Jun, 2023 | 4:00pm

Sources: Sheffield United plotting to sign Conor Coady after Everton exit

Sheffield United are considering a summer swoop for Wolves defender Conor Coady following the conclusion of his Everton loan, sources have told Football Insider.

The Blades’ interest comes after the Merseysiders confirmed they have chosen not to activate their reported £4.5million option to sign the 30-year-old permanently.

Coady will return to parent club Wolves but it is believed he will likely leave Molineux in the summer window.

Sheffield United are keen to add to their squad following promotion to the Premier League and have targetted players with top-flight experience.

Coady has racked up 176 total appearances in England’s top tier.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Coady would be open to the prospect of moving to Bramall Lane in the off-season.

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The England international had a loan spell with the Blades in the 2013-14 season – making 50 appearances across all competitions and notching six goals.

Coady has two years left to run on his contract at Wolves, which earns him a reported wage of £55,000-a-week.

He started the 2022-23 campaign as a mainstay in Frank Lampard’s Everton side but was dropped to the bench soon after Sean Dyche’s arrival in January.

The centre-back made 25 appearances across all competitions for the Toffees, notching two goals and one assist.

Sheffield United’s current centre-half options include Anel Ahmedhodzic, John Egan, Jack O’Connell and Chris Basham.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side will return to the Premier League in the 2023-24 campaign after a two-season absence from the top flight.

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