Ben Godfrey is happy that one of his old clubs in York City have benefitted from his transfer from Norwich City to Everton.
Speaking to The Press, the England under-21 international has claimed that the money received from a sell-on clause inserted by York when they sold him ‘couldn’t have come at a better time’ as he added that it is ‘massive’ for the club that he supported as a kid.
Should Godfrey start for Everton?
Indeed, with the outbreak of the global pandemic, teams like York City in the National League North may find it difficult to cope financially at the moment, but Godfrey hopes that the cash paid to them via the sell-on clause will help them out to a great degree.
Everton were right to pay the money for Godfrey
Indeed, Everton were arguably right to pay the £24.75m transfer fee to the Canaries for Godfrey’s services.
Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping that the defender can provide some perhaps much-needed cover for the likes of Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina in the heart of the defence at Goodison Park.
The 22-year old has made a steady start to the new season so far with the Merseyside club, winning 3.7 0f his duels per game in the Premier League while also averaging 4.3 clearances and one tackle per match (Sofascore).
Can Godfrey get an England call-up?
Indeed, perhaps the next step in Godfrey’s career is a call-up to the senior England national side by Gareth Southgate.
The centre-back has been capped at both under-20 and under-21 level for the Three Lions, and will surely want to earn a chance to prove himself in time for the Euros next summer.
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