February 24, 2024

Olly Dawes

Rangers are now being named as one of the clubs in the race to sign Everton defender Ben Godfrey in January.

We can expect to see Philippe Clement add a number of new faces in January as he looks to mould the Rangers squad.

 

Adding more pace across the pitch should be a focus for Rangers – and that includes in defence.

 

Leon Balogun is now back in the team alongside Connor Goldson but certainly isn’t the long-term answer – and that means interest in other defensive options.

 

Rangers linked with Ben Godfrey move

90Min now report that Rangers are one of the clubs showing an interest in Everton defender Ben Godfrey.

 

It’s stated that Everton are willing to listen to offers for Godfrey in January having fallen down the pecking order under Sean Dyche.

 

Rangers may pursue a loan move for Godfrey but there is major competition for his signature.

 

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are interested in signing Godfrey as they chase homegrown defensive options.

 

Bournemouth, Burnley and Crystal Palace are also keen on Godfrey, with the Premier League clubs in a better position to offer permanent moves.

 

A switch to Rangers is a long shot but this would be a signing to excite the Ibrox fanbase.

 

Who is Rangers target Godfrey?

Godfrey hails from York and came up in the York City ranks, making 15 first-team appearances before joining Norwich City in 2016.

 

The 25-year-old really broke through two years later, helping Norwich win promotion to the Premier League and then becoming a top-flight regular.

 

Everton pounced with a £20million deal for Godfrey, believing that they had found a star defender of the future.

 

Carlo Ancelotti loved what he saw, calling Godfrey a ‘really fantastic’ defender whilst showing versatility to play all across the back four.

 

Godfrey hasn’t been able to kick on in recent years though, and has played just one minute of Premier League action this season.

 

Godfrey needs to play elsewhere and Rangers may well offer the chance of regular first-team football between now and the summer.

 

 

 

 

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