Report: West Brom watch Ben Godfrey, Cardiff and Hull also keen on York midfielder

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West Brom, Cardiff City and Hull City are all showing interest in Ben Godfrey.

According to a report in the York Press, West Brom are showing a keen interest in signing 17-year-old midfielder Ben Godfrey from York City, with two Championship teams also interested in his services.

Godfrey, who has played 10 games for York, is highly rated by head coach Jackie McNamara, who is working hard to tie the youngster down to a new contract.

West Brom, along with Cardiff and Hull City, have all sent scouts to watch Godfrey in recent months, and they saw him net his first senior goal on Saturday in a defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

Able to play in both defence and midfield, McNamara has been utilising the youngster in midfield this season, and he has impressed.

Godfrey spent time with Middlesbrough’s academy during his youth, and also had trials with both Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday, before returning to York at Under-15 level.

He is now making an impact on the first-team, and McNamara was quoted in the same article to discuss his future, and the desire to tie him down to a new contract.

McNamara said: “I spoke to Ben about his contract the other day and am now aware that he's got an agent, but I've got to sit down and convince him that this is the place for him. He's started three games in a week since I came here and scored his first senior goal.”

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