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Reported West Ham defensive target Conor Coady benched by Premier League rivals Wolves for opener

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Reported West Ham defensive target Conor Coady benched by Premier League rivals Wolves for opener

Reported West Ham defensive target Conor Coady was benched by Premier League rivals Wolves for their season opener on Saturday.

West Ham are allegedly keen to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady this summer.

That’s according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook who claims that the skipper faces a bleak future at Molineux.

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West Ham boss David Moyes needs to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium with new £30m centre-back signing Nayef Aguerd out for around 10 weeks and Angelo Ogbonna nowhere near match fit as yet.

West Ham skipper Declan Rice is a huge fan of the 29-year-old Wolves skipper and recently labelled him as someone who ‘you need in your changing room’.

Rice also suggested that Coady’s leadership skills were ‘powerful’ to watch, whilst away with the England.

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Moyes is believed to be keen to play a back five at West Ham this season. And in that setup, Coady – who is not the quickest – comes into his own.

Alex Crook has suggested that the Hammers want to sign the Wolves ace, when speaking on talkSPORT yesterday at around 11:03 am.

And The Daily Mail claims Wolves are willing to let Coady leave in search of first team football ahead of the winter World Cup.

So the actions of Bruno Lage in Wolves’ game at Leeds will undoubtedly catch the eye.

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Reported West Ham defensive target Conor Coady benched by Premier League rivals Wolves for opener

Because reported West Ham defensive target Coady was benched by Premier League rivals Wolves for their season opener.

Lage has set his stall out with Max Kilman and new £20.5m signing Nathan Collins as his new centre-back pairing in a back four and Ruben Neves as matchday captain.

Coady has made 317 appearances for Wolves.

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The 29-year-old played all 38 Premier League games for Wolves last season and scored four goals. During this outings, he averaged 0.8 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 3.7 clearances per match (Who Scored).

Coady made 44.4 passes per match and recorded an impressive completion rate of 89.7% (Who Scored).

The prospect of signing Coady has divided some West Ham fans. But he would undoubtedly be a fantastic leader in the dressing room and help take the edge off losing the huge influence that was Mark Noble.

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