Everton could now sign Coady for ‘nothing’ after reporter reveals

Noel Whelan have told Everton to trigger their option to buy Conor Coady ‘now’ after his impressive debut at the club.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Initiated in football, cited the 29-year-old’s blossoming relationship with summer compatriot James Tarkowski.

According to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath and John Percy (October 6), Everton will only have to pay £4.5million to keep Coady at the club permanently.

Sources added to Football Insider that Wolves cannot recall the England international in the January window.

Coady has started the last seven Premier League games for Everton and scored a crucial goal last week (October 1) as Frank Lampard’s side recorded a 2-1 win over Southampton.

His partnership with Tarkowski has helped Lampard move away from the three-man defense that saved the Toffees from relegation last season.

Whelan insisted £4.5m was ‘nothing’ as Coady can be a key man for ‘at least three more years’.

He said Football Insiderby Ewan Kingsbury: ” It’s obvious.

“If you’re going to trigger this, then do it now. It has already proven itself.

“We can see how valuable he is in that back line already. He and Tarkowski have developed a very good relationship and they have two leaders there.

“They discuss and organize themselves.

“Coady has international experience and quality, and that’s nothing for someone who can stay at the club for at least another three years.”

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