Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are both contemplating potential acquisitions of Ben Godfrey, the talented defender currently plying his trade with Everton. The Toffees secured Godfrey’s services from Norwich City in the summer of 2020, completing the transfer for a substantial fee of 27.5 million euros.
Since his arrival at Goodison Park, Godfrey has featured prominently in Everton’s lineup, amassing a total of 79 appearances for the club. Despite primarily being a defensive asset, he has contributed offensively, providing three crucial assists during his tenure.
However, the winds of change are blowing for the 24-year-old as he finds himself slipping down the pecking order in the current season. Everton’s manager, Sean Dyche, has favored alternative options in the central defense, with James Tarkowski, Michael Keane, and Jarrad Branthwaite taking precedence over Godfrey.
The English defender’s market value, as assessed by Transfermarkt.com, currently stands at an estimated 13 million euros. This figure reflects his standing in the competitive football market and has attracted the attention of various Premier League clubs keen on bolstering their defensive ranks.
Apart from Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, other suitors for Godfrey’s signature include Bournemouth, Burnley, and Crystal Palace.
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Additionally, Scottish giants Rangers have thrown their hat into the ring, expressing a genuine interest in securing the services of the promising defender.
As the transfer window looms, the race for Ben Godfrey’s signature intensifies, with multiple clubs vying for the opportunity to bolster their defensive capabilities with the highly sought-after talent.
Only time will tell which club emerges victorious in this pursuit and secures the services of the versatile Everton defender.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.