Nottingham Forest like Wolves defender Conor Coady and could move for him during the summer transfer window. The 30-year-old has returned to Molineux after Everton chose not to pay £4.5 million to make his loan move permanent.

Coady is a model professional when it comes to being a footballer. He always gives his all when he’s out on the pitch and according to The Athletic, he has some admirers at the City Ground.

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During 2022/23, he made 25 appearances for Everton having been signed by Frank Lampard last summer. He didn’t play a deal once he’d been replaced by Sean Dyche, however, making just six appearances under their new manager.

On the final day, he produced arguably his best showing of the season. He starred as the Toffees defeated Bournemouth 1-0 at Goodison Park to ensure Premier League survival.

Coady is unlikely to have a future back at Wolves. Although he’s made 317 appearances for them and been a brilliant servant, the club need to sell players and getting him off the books is something they’d be keen to do.

That has seen Forest show some interest in signing him. They’re unlikely to be alone in the race though, with Sheffield United also keen on re-signing the man who has previously played for them.

Forest could move for Coady

The latest report claims that Forest do like Coady. It’s suggested that the Reds have tried to sign him during previous transfer windows and now they could firm up their interest.

Coady earns £62,000-a-week and in the grand scheme of things, that isn’t particularly excessive. At this stage of his career, he will simply want to play football on a regular basis.

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Fabio Silva heaped praise on Coady when he was playing alongside at Wolves. He called him ‘amazing’ and lauded his leadership qualities; with that particular attribute never in doubt.

Fans might feel that this deal is another one that could burn the club. Coady can still play, however, and perhaps as a squad option, he wouldn’t be a bad signing.