Sheffield United In The Race To Sign Premier League Defender On A Free Transfer

Sheffield United In The Race To Sign Premier League Defender On A Free Transfer

Sheffield United are thought to be interested in bringing free agent Conor Coady to the club in a transfer swoop, according to a report from the Mail Online.

A powerful defender, Coady would be an excellent addition to Sheffield United’s backline. He played a major role in Everton’s survival campaign last season, making a number of heroic blocks and tackles en route to beating the drop.

Who else, besides Sheffield United, is interested in Conor Coady?

Sheffield United are not the only ones in the race to sign Conor Coady – nor are they the frontrunners. Nottingham Forest are currently believed to be the team who have the best chance of bringing the Liverpudlian to the club.

While Everton had an option to sign Coady after his loan spell had ended for £4.5 million, the Toffees have opted against doing so – but they have not ruled out the possibility of signing him on a free transfer when his contract at Wolves expires.

As such, the Blades will need to beat Forest to the punch if they wish to bring Coady to the club. A leader at the back, Coady’s signing could mean the difference between staying up and relegation back to the Championship.

Conor Coady career summary

A boyhood Liverpool fan, he joined the Reds’ academy in 2005 and graduated to the senior team in 2011. Despite this, he would make just one first-team appearance for Liverpool.

During this time, he enjoyed a fruitful loan spell with the Blades, scoring five goals in 39 appearances. Following this, Coady signed for Huddersfield Town for a fee in the region of £500,000.

After a year with the Terriers, Coady moved to Wolves, with whom he spent eight years – he also helped get the Midlands club back into the Premier League. During his time with Wolves, he has made 273 league appearances, scoring six goals.