Tottenham Hotspur moving for Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey appears to be becoming more and more likely, after his excellent start to the campaign.
Spurs are sure to have been impressed by Godfrey’s progress this season though, if they had retained an interest.
The 21-year-old has settled into life in the Premier League brilliantly with newly promoted Norwich.
Godfrey has looked composed on the ball, and his defending has also been robust when required.
The youngster’s form earned him the armband for England’s under-21 side last night, as they beat Kosovo.
Godfrey is rapidly becoming one of the best defensive prospects in England and he surely must have pushed his way up on Tottenham’s wishlist.
The youngster was already on Mauricio Pochettino’s radar, and he has only made himself a more appealing signing since.
Tottenham are likely to have to pay more for Godfrey next year than they would have last summer, as he has just penned a new contract with Norwich, but they have now seen that he can perform at the highest level.
Spurs will surely have to sign a centre-back next summer, as they could face big issues in the position.
Toby Alderweireld’s and Jan Vertonghen’s contracts both expire at the end of the campaign, and neither of the pair have committed their future at Hotspur Way.
If Alderweireld and Vertonghen do move on, then Spurs are going to need at least one centre-back to play alongside Davinson Sanchez.
And if Godfrey keeps up his current form then he will surely be very near the top of Tottenham’s wishlist by the time the summer transfer window opens again.
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