Everton’s next move in the transfer market appears to be for a new central defensive option and there’s one name Carlo Ancelotti ought to consider above all…
According to the reliable David Ornstein at The Athletic, the Toffees may yet consider a move for relegated Norwich City colossus Ben Godfrey.
He claims that the Merseysiders missed out on Gabriel to Arsenal and face a tough task in getting Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea’s grasp, so the England U21 international is among the possibilities.
Ancelotti has also been dealt with injury blows to both Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite, meaning he only has two fit senior options in Michael Keane and Yerry Mina, who both can’t play every single match during this congested campaign.
Godfrey thrived during his first season in the top-flight last season and was perhaps one of the Canaries’ few bright sparks. The 22-year-old averaged 4.9 clearances, 2.2 aerials won and 0.7 tackles, via WhoScored.
More impressively, he managed a passing accuracy of 87.9% from 55.3 passes each match.
The 6-foot colossus has been likened to Rio Ferdinand as he’s “deceptively quick given his strapping frame” and is also “comfortable on the ball and tactically astute.”
Godfrey put in an impressive display at Goodison Park as he silenced an attack involving Richarlison, Cenk Tosun and Gylfi Sigurdsson – per SofaScore, the young defender recorded seven clearances, two blocks and a 97% passing accuracy.
Marcel Brands ought to look no further than the £14.4m-rated centre-back.
AND in other news, Everton could land Ancelotti his next Robert Lewandowski…