May 20, 2024

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are allegedly interested in signing Everton defender Ben Godfrey.

After sustaining several injuries in recent weeks, both Premier League opponents are anticipated to be eager to bolster their defensive lines when the January transfer market opens. Due to a long line of injuries, the Magpies will be missing players like Dan Burn, Matt Targett, and Sven Botman for the foreseeable future.

Earlier this week, Spurs also experienced misfortune when summer acquisition Micky van de Ven sustained a thigh injury in a thrilling 4-1 home loss to London rivals Chelsea. Ange Postecoglou’s situation is made worse by the fact that Cristian Romero, another center back, might be suspended for three matches after receiving a straight red card during the encounter.

Both teams are presently making plans for the January transfer window, and according to 90Min, Toffees star Godfrey is being considered as a potential target when the winter transfer window opens in January.

This season, the former Norwich City defender has only made one Premier League appearance. Instead, Sean Dyche has chosen to give starts to players like Michael Keane, Jarrad Branthwaite, James Tarkowski, and England Under-21 standout. Godfrey only made one appearance of the season, coming on as a late substitute in a 2-2 draw in September. His only goal of the season was a 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers in a Carabao Cup second round match in August.

Godfrey, who was once highly regarded in the England ranks, won senior caps in June 2021 in friendly victories over Romania and Austria. That same summer, he was included in Gareth Southgate’s tentative team for the European Championship. The 25-year-old did not make the final 26-man roster and has not since played for the Three Lions.

The defender is reportedly attracting interest from Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace, and Scottish powerhouse Rangers, but Everton is reportedly open to hearing bids.

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