Norwich make move for York City’s Godfrey

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HITC Sport understands that Norwich City have made a move for York City's highly-rated youngster.

Norwich City have made a bid for York City midfielder Ben Godfrey, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Godfrey has impressed this season after breaking into York's first team despite their struggles in League Two.

The 17-year-old, who has made 14 appearances so far this term, has caught the eye of several clubs higher up the football pyramid, with the all-action midfielder tipped for a bright future in the game.

Godfrey has rejected professional terms at York and is still on a scholarship deal at Bootham Cresent, meaning that he will be available for just compensation in January.

The likes of West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City, Hull City and Barnsley have all expressed an interest in Godfrey, but Norwich have moved to steal a march on their rivals by tabling a firm offer for the teenager.

York are reluctant to lose their prize asset, but they know that they face a losing battle to keep Godfrey with the midfielder not on a professional contract.

Norwich see Godfrey as one for the future, and if they can agree a fee with York he is set to join Matt Jarvis in making a permanent move to Carrow Road in January.

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