Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign a new centre-back in the January transfer window, and they are looking to sign Everton defender Ben Godfrey, according to a report from 90min.
Spurs are prepared to “push ahead” with a move for the 22-year-old defender. The north London club are in the market for defensive reinforcements with their lack of depth at the back has been exposed in recent weeks.
Micky van de Ven sustained a two-month hamstring injury during last month’s defeat to Chelsea, and Spurs need another quality centre-back.
Godfrey has managed just one Premier League substitute appearance this season, and he has struggled to get into Sean Dyche’s first team, although Dyche remains an admirer of his talents. Since joining the Toffees in the summer of 2020, Godfrey has made over 75 appearances in all competitions.
Godfrey is a fantastic defender but, unfortunately, he can’t get into the first-team squad at the moment.
90min claims that the defender is determined to leave the Toffees in the January transfer window. It would take a fee in the region of £20m plus add-ons to bring him to the north London club.
The move makes a lot of sense, as it would suit all parties involved. Godfrey needs to play regularly to impress England boss Gareth Southgate. Right now, he is not in Southgate’s plans, and it looks unlikely that his position will change anytime soon.
The likes of Jarrad Branthwaite and James Tarkowski have impressed this season. Moreover, from a financial point of view, Everton probably will welcome an offer from Spurs.
Spurs have kept tabs on Godfrey for the past couple of years, and they are impressed with him. Given his age, quality, and Premier League experience, he could be a smart signing for Ange Postecoglou’s side.
Signing a centre-back is a priority for Postecoglou and Godfrey will definitely be an upgrade over Eric Dier.
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