Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey in the January transfer window, that is according to Football Insider.
The 21-year-old has been a regular for the Canaries this season, starting in each of their first 15 Premier League fixtures (Transfermarkt).
According to the report, Spurs had been interested in the centre-back in the summer, but he ultimately chose to stay at Carrow Road, signing a new five-year deal.
However, it is believed that Godfrey remains firmly on the club’s radar and they could well go back in for him when the transfer window reopens in January.
Norwich reportedly value the 21-year-old between £20-£25 million and it is likely that it will not just be Tottenham that show an interest in the player.
The England under-21 international joined the Canaries from York City back in 2016 and played a key role in their promotion from the Championship last season, featuring 31 times (Transfermarkt).
On paper, this looks like an ideal signing for Tottenham Hotspur, who could look to start reshaping the squad in January under new manager Jose Mourinho.
With both Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen out of contract at the end of the season, a new centre-back should be a priority for Spurs.
Alderweireld is two years younger than his compatriot, so Mourinho could look to prioritise keeping hold of him, as he is more of an asset when it comes to building to the future.
That means that they could be looking for a left sided centre-back to replace Vertonghen.
Whilst Godfrey is right footed, his regularly plays on the left for Norwich (Transfermarkt) and, therefore, could well be a perfect replacement for the Belgian international.
Added to that, he is also English which means Spurs would be adding a player who would count towards their home-grown quota.
Vertonghen is popular in north London and for good reason, but a successful swoop for Godfrey could be the end of the road given his age and contract situation.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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