Tottenham Hotspur could land Norwich defender Ben Godfrey for a much smaller fee than previously anticipated although they face competition from AC Milan and Napoli for the 22-year-old.
Reports from Calciomercato in Italy claim that the Milan giants have been in touch with Norwich over Godfrey.
It is believed that discussions between Norwich, Milan, and the agent of Godfrey have already taken place, with Godfrey’s agent already said to have met officials over in Italy.
Furthermore, it is believed Norwich has softened their stance when it comes to their asking price for the defender. Instead of the original £50m that was being talked about, the Mail claims that the Canaries would accept somewhere in the region of £27m now.
That, of course, is a welcome sign for Tottenham, who are big admirers of Godfrey and need a replacement for Jan Vertonghen.
At that price, Tottenham have to step up their pursuit – TBR View
There aren’t many players under 25 who are projected to go the very top of the game who you can pick up for less than £30m these days, so if Norwich is willing to lower their asking price, then Spurs have to swoop.
The need a new defender anyway but in Godfrey, they could very well have their main man for the next decade.
Despite Norwich’s struggles, Godfrey shone for Daniel Farke’s men. Quick, strong, and a good reader of the game, the 22-year-old is Premier League quality and will not want to be back in the Championship.
AC Milan, of course, will appeal to him. But so will Tottenham. The PL giants, then, simply have to make their move.