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Rumour Mongering: Conor Coady Linked with Shock Liverpool Return

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Coady is being linked with Liverpool and Arsenal but it’s probably just part of negotiating a new Wolves deal.

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When Conor Coady joined Huddersfield from Liverpool in a £500k deal in 2014, most Reds fans wouldn’t have guessed that in a few years the then-midfielder would end up a Premier League regular, but that’s exactly what Coady now is for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In fact, the 25-year-old is Wolves’ captain, having turned himself into a more than capable centre half and helping to guide Wolves into England’s top flight last season. And now he’s being linked with a potential move back to Liverpool, with The Mail claiming interest.

No matter what one thinks of the idea, it’s probably best to treat it as a rumour that isn’t likely to amount to anything. For one thing, Arsenal are claimed as the side most interested in signing Coady. For another, the player is said to be negotiating a new Wolves contract.

That last bit is probably the important one, as players involved in contract negotiations often seem to find themselves attracting interest—and usually it’s the work of an agent who is trying to ensure the player gets the best deal possible from his current club.

Coady’s current deal, which he signed while Wolves were still in the Championship, runs through the summer of 2021 and he will be looking to improve on it. In doing so, he will also want to receive assurances from Wolves that he remains in their long-term plans.

Meanwhile, Wolves are at least rumoured to also want to get a new deal done for Coady. Which means that, for Liverpool fans—and Arsenal ones, too—there’s almost certainly nothing to see here. Just a player negotiating a new deal with his current club.