14:30 3rd July 2015
Wolves are delighted to have completed the signing of highly-rated midfielder Conor Coady.
The 22-year-old, who came through the ranks at Liverpool, has put pen to paper on a three-year-contract - with an additional year's option - for an undisclosed fee to move to Molineux from Huddersfield Town.
Coady enjoyed an impressive 2014/15 season with the Terriers, making 48 appearances, scoring three goals.
One of those, his first for the club, was a spectacular long-range strike which came in the 3-1 win at Molineux last October.
Coady will be less pleased to recall the own goal notched when the two clubs met again and Wolves won 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium back in February.
The affable midfielder also came up against Wolves the previous season during a loan spell with Sheffield United during which he made 50 appearances and scored six goals.
Coady joined Liverpool’s Academy as a 12-year-old coming through to become captain of the club’s Under-21s and twice appearing on the bench in the Barclays Premier League as a teenager during the 2010/11 season.
He eventually made his senior Liverpool debut in November 2012 in a Europa League game at Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, with his Premier League debut, and second and final senior appearance for the Reds, soon following in a 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage in May 2013.
Coady has enjoyed plenty of international recognition through the England junior ranks.
Capped all the way through from Under-16 to Under-20 level, one particular highlight came in the Under-17 European Championships in 2010, where Coady captained an England squad including Benik Afobe to victory, defeating Spain in the final.
Head Coach Kenny Jackett said: "I am delighted to bring Conor Coady into the club.
"He had a very good season at Huddersfield last year - his first at this level - and he will complement the midfield players that we have.
"He is in the type of age group that will have the hunger to improve and try and build on what he did last year.
"We are looking for him to come in and help drive the club forward and pick up from where he left off as an impressive performer in the Championship last year."
Speaking after finalising his move to Molineux, Coady said: “It’s massive for me. I’m really thrilled to be here and I cannot wait to get going. I’m made up.
“It’s a huge, huge club and one that I really couldn’t turn down.
“Last year was huge for me. Huddersfield was a fantastic club for me to be at and I’m really grateful for what they gave me.
“It’s a new chapter now and I really can’t wait to get going."