Many Everton fans have been lauding a reported bid that the Merseyside club have made for Ben Godfrey.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Toffees have offered Norwich City £20 million plus an extra £6 million in bonuses to sign the central defender before the summer transfer window shuts.
Should Godfrey start for Everton?
As per the outlet, the Blues are also waiting to see if Frank Lampard will allow Fikayo Tomori to leave Chelsea on loan for the rest of the 2020/21 term.
Indeed, despite the relegation of the Canaries to the EFL Championship at the end of the 2019/20 season, the centre-back actually averaged more clearances, blocks and passes than Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina in the Premier League (via Whoscored).
These members of the Goodison Park faithful lauded the news on Twitter, with one supporter even claiming that £26 million would be a ‘steal’ to sign Godfrey, perhaps given that he is still just 22 years of age and an Englishman:
Godfrey is great, but why still the interest in Tomori?
— Matt ♿️ (@Matt_S_1982) September 30, 2020
Be all over Godfrey. Not to sure about the price but trust Carlo and marcel all the way
— jamie byrom (@jamie_byrom) September 30, 2020
This and a winger and I’ll be a happy chappy 🙏
— Craig Collier (@Collier19Craig) September 30, 2020
Huge potential be a steal at £26 mil
— Gilroy (@GilroyElbow) September 30, 2020
CA likes Godfrey as he is better with the ball at his feet than all 4 CB that we currently have, just like Holgate he can start to mould Godfrey into his long term plan, make no mistake he is here for the long term, he is buying house and making roots here, get him signed!
— BornBlue! (@MrBashe) September 30, 2020
All for this.
— Liam (@liam2972) September 30, 2020
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