Norwich City defender, Ben Godfrey, is a reported target for AC Milan and Napoli now, despite Tottenham registering an interest in the 22-year-old just a few months ago.
The Daily Mail, via a report from Calciomercato in Italy, claims that Godfrey is a target for the Serie A duo.
After impressing in the Premier League this season, Godfrey is a wanted man. This, despite being unable to stop the Canaries from being relegated back to the Championship.
Indeed, Rio Ferdinand backed Godfrey as one to watch a while back and it looks like the former Man United man was right in his prediction.
But for Tottenham, the interesting item within the report from the Mail is the mention of a fee of around £27m. This is a massive drop from Norwich, who were originally thought to be seeking closer to £50m for their man.
So, surely then, at £23m off that original price, Spurs have to move for the defender?
Vertonghen replacement and potential for a decade of success
Spurs and Mourinho will need someone to fill the void left by Jan Vertonghen. Despite having Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez, there are still some question marks over the pairs’ long-term value at centre back.
Godfrey, then, could be the ideal signing. At 22, he has the potential to become a Premier League superstar. That age also gives him time to learn from Mourinho and experienced heads such as Toby Alderweireld.
As mentioned, Rio Ferdinand has identified Godfrey as one to watch. And the former England man is better qualified than most to recognise a quality central defender.
So, with Norwich seemingly willing to accept a cut-price deal, it makes perfect sense for Spurs to make their move and seal the deal.