Sol Bamba said he was “surprised” by Conor Coady’s move to Everton from Wolves, but added that Frank Lampard’s signing is a “very good” player.
The former Premier League defender added that he knows Coady personally and that he is a “lovely fellow” who will bring “leadership qualities” to Everton’s backline.
The 29-year-old’s move to Goodison Park is on a season-long loan but it has been suggested the Toffees can secure his services on a permanent basis at the end of the season. as reported by Express and Star.
Unless things go horribly wrong for the player he should most likely be a full-time Everton player in 12 months time which would only further prove this is a top deal.
For a number of years, Goodison Park board members have been severely criticized for the deals they made in the market and the money wasted.
Well, for once, fans have something to cheer for as Bamba believes Coady and summer new signing James Tarkowski will forge a strong partnership together. as he told the Football Show on Sky Sports.
“I was surprised, but that’s football to you,” Bamba said. “I know Conor, he’s a nice guy and I’m surprised Wolves let him go.
“He did the right thing. he wants to play It’s a World Cup year and the manager benched him in the first game, I know it’s just the first game but I’m sure they had a conversation that he knows he doesn’t play too much becomes.
“But it’s a great move for him and Everton. They need that. A leader and a very good player. He and Tarkowski have also played together for the England national team. I think it’s a very good partnership for Everton.”
ASTON VILLA THE FIRST TEST FOR COADY?
Could Coady start his life as an Everton player at Aston Villa on Saturday?
The England international won’t exactly get a warm welcome from Villa Park worshipers given his Wolves past but it won’t be anything he can’t handle.
Lampard’s side lost their opening game of the new Premier League season, as did Villa, but there seems to be more cohesion and support for the Chelsea legend from his own fans than from Steven Gerrard at the Midlands.
So from that perspective it will be interesting to see if Lampard capitalizes on this to allow his players to book their first win of the new season on the board.
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