‘Insult that’: Norwich fans react as £10m-rated Ben Godfrey is linked with Arsenal and Manchester United

Ben Godfrey, Max Aarons and Teemu Pukki of Norwich City celebrate their second goal scored by Pukki during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland...

Norwich City’s Ben Godfrey has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.

Ben Godfrey of Norwich City celebrates his sides second goal scored by Teemu Pukki during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on February 02,...

Norwich City supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on speculation linking both Manchester United and Arsenal with academy player Ben Godfrey.

A report in the Mirror on Saturday February 9 claimed United and Arsenal were sending scouts to watch Godfrey in action against rivals Ipswich Town – a game where Norwich ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.


Godfrey has been rated at £10 million according to the report in the Mirror, with United on the lookout for a long-term centre-back option, while Arsenal boss Unai Emery is allegedly planning on strengthening at the back this summer.

Norwich supporters, however, have suggested on Twitter that the fee mentioned will not be enough to prise him away from Carrow Road as they value the youngster much higher.

Godfrey has only made 11 starts for Norwich this season after coming through the youth ranks at Carrow Road, yet he has become an integral part of the side’s push for Championship promotion.

With Timm Klose out injured and Grant Hanley coming back from a long-term layoff, Godfrey, who was previously a midfielder, has been tasked with filling in at centre-back and he has made that position his own.

Ben Godfrey of Norwich City and Martyn Harrison of Derby County compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Derby County at Carrow Road on December...

The 21-year-old made six clearances and two interceptions against Ipswich, but the most impressive aspect of his game was his distribution from the back, competing 96.2% of his intended passes.

Fellow Norwich youngsters Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell and Jamal Lewis have also broken through to the first-team this season as the Canaries returned to the top the Championship table ahead of Leeds United.

Ben Godfrey of Norwich City tackles Famara Diédhiou of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Norwich City at Ashton Gate on December 15, 2018 in...

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