According to Luke Edwards of the Telegraph, AC Milan, Leeds, and Sheffield United are allegedly interested in Everton defender Ben Godfrey.
Despite his prior ability to be a flexible member of Everton’s defense, Godfrey has found himself out in the cold this season, having played only 180 minutes over three games.
Godfrey’s lack of playing time has given both Yorkshire teams optimism that a possible transfer might be reached, as Edwards disclosed on the Transfer Gossip Daily Podcast, via Leeds All Over: Thus, there are three choices. Without a doubt, my choice would always be AC Milan. But I think Sheffield United and Leeds United will go straight to a shootout in this one. It’s one of those arguments that supporters of football may engage in. These three clubs have extremely varied requirements, standards, and circumstances. It’s an excellent three-way option, in my opinion.
The few connections to Milan are made by the Italian retailer Calcio Mercato. Nonetheless, Leeds could be considering strengthening for the future as they fight for promotion, making it a desirable location. It’s unclear, though, if Godfrey would be content to forfeit to the Championship in any of these situations.
Sean Dyche hasn’t needed to make any changes to the core of his defense because of the strength and consistency of James Tarkowski and Jarrad Branthwaite. Vitalyi Mykolenko has also been excellent defensively and has several options at right-back, so Godfrey hasn’t played much.
Godfrey made 15 appearances in all competitions during the previous season, but a fractured fibula severely interfered with his play. Even though he still made ten Premier League starts, the most of them were at full-back on either wing. This season, Godfrey was relegated to the backup role at all three defensive positions due to Ashley Young’s arrival in the summer.