Everton has confirmed the capture of young English defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich city for an undisclosed fee.
“Ben Godfrey has signed for Everton from Norwich City for an undisclosed fee,” Everton confirmed on their official website. The 22-year-old has joined Everton on a five-year deal and will be expected to stay with the toffees until 2025.
The toffees who have had an impressive start to the season have moved quickly to shower up their defenses that have only kept one clean sheet in the four games they’ve played.
The 22-year-old central defender, broadly regarded as one of England’s brightest prospects, started his footballing career at his home town team York City before he was snapped by Norwich on his 18th birthday.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will expect the young lad who captained England Under-21s on his full debut in September 2019 and was an integral part of Norwich’s Championship title-winning campaign in 2018/19 to help solve the defensive problems that have seen them concede at least a goal in their last three games.
Godfrey, who can also play in central midfield and at full-back showed his delight upon signing for the toffees and has vowed to help Everton win trophies.
“It is an honor to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club, I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get started,” Godfrey told evertonfc.com before going ahead to express his aim to win trophies with the toffees.
“The aim for me at Everton is to win trophies and win games. I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad.”
Godfrey will now link up with England Under-21s alongside new Blues teammate Tom Davies for European Championship qualifiers against Andorra and Turkey before returning to help Everton continue their impressive start to the season which has seen them win all seven of their matches to date.