Norwich City’s Ben Godfrey has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.
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.
That might just buy his Right Leg— Colin Brinded. (@SpanishCanaries) February 9, 2019
£10m will Cover a loan fee , Gonna have to dig in the pockets a bit more to sign him !!— Darren Wilson (@delboycanary) February 9, 2019
10 million is nothing more than a down payment. #onyourbike— Howard Wing (@howardwing63) February 9, 2019
£10m???— SeldomSeenKid (@jaliachar) February 9, 2019
10 mill ???? insult that.— ✝️️ (@toad11e) February 9, 2019
And to think, some fans think Hanley is a better player— Nickos Persivic (@nickoperso) February 9, 2019
Can they just leave our players alone thanks x— Tom (@itsNCFC) February 9, 2019
It will cost them.— [email protected] (@iblatch) February 9, 2019
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.
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.