A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Telegraph this week suggesting that the Toffees have made a bid worth up to £26 million for Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey.
It appears that signing a new centre-back is a priority for Carlo Ancelotti heading into the final days of the window.
The Telegraph notes that Fikayo Tomori is Ancelotti’s first-choice target. However, they have made a bid for Godfrey as they await Chelsea’s decision on whether Tomori will be allowed to leave on loan.
According to The Telegraph, Everton have offered £20 million up front for Godfrey. Meanwhile, the Canaries could net a further £6 million in add-ons.
It remains to be seen how Norwich respond to the offer. Godfrey has started all three of Daniel Farke’s side’s Championship games this term. So it is unlikely to be an easy decision for those at Carrow Road.
But plenty of Everton fans are clearly hoping that they can get a move across the line. Many have taken to social media to suggest that he would be a brilliant signing.
Of course, several are aware that he is likely to be one who needs to develop further before he is holding down a regular spot in Ancelotti’s side. However, they are convinced that he has serious potential.
‘Really hope this is true’
And with Ancelotti’s men starting the season in style, they are optimistic that Merseyside could be the perfect place for Godfrey to realise that full potential.
Here is how some of the Everton fans have reacted to the bid reports…
We are playing brilliantly and we spending money on quality players not spending for sake of it.Hopefully Godfrey is a Evertonian before Saturdays game to add some much needed cover for our weak spot.26m for a 22 yr old english defender is brilliant when some teams pay over 60m.
— tony (@tonyf_efc) October 1, 2020
Seen that we are being linked with Ben Godfrey. Would be a class signing as that is the type of player we should be looking at recruiting. Already good enough to fit straight in the first team aswell as massive potential to improve. Marcel Brands get it done mate.
— Duncan (@DuncanEFC1878) September 30, 2020
I really rate this lad. All the tools to become a top, top defender 👏🏼 hope this is true but surely means we have some outgoings coming up?? SURELY!? 😕
— I Talk Everton (@ITalkEverton) September 30, 2020
A really good CB, would fit in nicely to this growing team. I’m happy if we sign him, great bit of business that would be 👏🏼
— DixieDean (@Pro_crastinator) September 30, 2020
Look’s a good player, pacey, ball playing and can defend.
— Bal Athwell (@BalAthwell) September 30, 2020
i really hope this is true 👌💙
— danny (@dannymonnox) September 30, 2020
Godfrey would be a dead good signing
— Fin (@FinEFC123) September 30, 2020