Former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez doesn’t believe that Nuno Espirito Santo will launch a transfer raid on Wolves this summer.
Would Coady be a good signing for Everton?
Two names that have been mentioned are captain Conor Coady and attacker Pedro Neto, whom Santo bought to the Premier League from Lazio back in 2019.
Both players are currently tied down to long-term deals, meaning Everton’s owners would have to dig into their pockets, with 21-year-old Neto currently valued at £35m on Transfermarket, whilst Coady is priced at £22.5m.
The centre-back has been impressive since Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League, missing just one league game, and that was enforced due to Covid-19, whilst Neto has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the division following some impressive goals and assists over the last two years.
Despite those links, Sanchez exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that he doesn’t expect Santo to raid his former side:
“Some of them would have played under Bruno Lage at Benfica. They’re not moving to clubs worse than Wolves, that’s for sure.
“If they’re good enough to move on and clubs want them, then they will move, but I don’t think there will be a mass exodus at Wolves.
“Managers change, players can’t quite leave like managers, so if they do leave like Jota, they will leave for top dollar.”
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