There has been news in the local papers that Rafa Benitez wants five transfer targets identified for every position in the team and we have no reason to think that’s not true.
Rafa will want to have his targets identified, and one or two could be young and upcoming stars like Mikel Merino who they may decide to go after – even if they are not top of the list because of their potential and value in the market.
And the scouts are currently out in full force checking on targets for the January transfer window.
Newcastle were interested in the Wolves defensive midfielder Conor Cody earlier this year, and we have again been linked with the St. Helens born 24-year-old in The Sun.
Conor Cody – 24-year-old Wolves player
West Brom are also said to be interested in the player.
While Cody generally plays in defensive midfield, he is versatile, and the 6ft 1ins tall player can also play at right back.
Wolves are doing very well under new Portuguese manager Nuno Espírito Santo this season and are top of the Championship with 29 points from their first 13 games.
It’s therefore unlikely Nuno will want to lose Cody in January.
The report in the Sun says the player is rated at £7M.
Coady has impressed for Wolves this season and signed a new four-year deal through 2021 only last month.
He started his career at Liverpool and came through the Youth Academy there before moving to Huddersfield in the summer of 2014 before moving to Wolves one year later.
In his time at Wolves, he has played 89 games with one goal and has represented the England Youth sides at all levels through U20.
We cannot see Wolves allowing Cody to leave in January and if they are promoted next May, it could still be a challenge to get the player to Newcastle in the summer.
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