Premier League

Official: Everton sign Ben Godfrey from Norwich for £25m

The 22-year-old was relegated with the Canaries last season, with the Championship side receiving a record fee

 
9:33am on Monday 5th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Everton have completed the signing of Ben Godfrey from Norwich for an initial fee of £25m which could rise to £30m.

Godfrey was part of the Norwich side who were relegated last season, but still impressed in his debut campaign in the Premier League, with suitors queuing up to try and sign him this summer.

The fee that Norwich have received for Godfrey breaks the record previously held by James Maddison who left for Leicester for £20m in 2018.

Everton: Squad, FC Ratings, Matches, Formations

Everton have enjoyed some impressive business in the transfer market so far, signing Allan from Napoli, Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford, and, of course, James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

They are light in defence, though, as with Mason Holgate out injured they currently only have two fit senior centre-halves in Michael Keane and Yerry Mina.

After putting pen to paper, Godfrey spoke of the honour of signing for the Toffees.

“It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club,” he told the official Everton website.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.

“The aim for me at Everton is to win trophies and win games. I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad.

22 yrs - D (C) - Norwich
71
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
JavaScript chart by amChartsLDefendingCreativePassingAttackingShootingDecisiveAerialsPhysical10-10-5051015100%
2646
Played matches
30
Touches P90
67.78
Tackles P90
0.75
Interceptions P90
0.88
Clearances P90
4.90
Successful passing %
87%
Duels won P90
3.65

“The fans can guarantee they will get 110 per cent out of me when I am on the pitch.

“This is a club full of history that has an exciting team full of world-class players who will help me kick on to the next level. I am looking forward to working with them and, hopefully, having great times with Everton Football Club.

“Carlo Ancelotti, Marcel Brands and the Board want success for the Club and it is really exciting to be here.

“The manager’s past speaks for itself. He has worked with some top-class centre-backs. I will be able to learn so much from him and he is going to help me get to that next level, which is where I want to be.”

Everton completed the signing on Monday's transfer deadline day.

Latest news

European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2021/22: Lewandowski wins again as Mbappe grabs second

The Bayern striker has claimed glory in the award for a second straight year and some big name rivals were also prominent in the European golden boot race.

  • 2 months
European Assists King

European Assists King 2021/22: Mbappe and Muller share award as Messi makes podium

The PSG and Bayern forwards could not be separated in the creative standings as the club season reached its conclusion.

  • 2 months
Premier League

Premier League top scorers 2021/22: Salah and Son share Golden Boot, Ronaldo 3rd

The Liverpool and Tottenham stars have finished level in the final goalscoring standings for England's top flight this season.

  • 2 months
Premier League

Premier League Table: Manchester City beat Liverpool to title

Manchester City claimed the Premier League title on the final day of the season, edging Liverpool into second

  • 2 months
Standings

La Liga Table: Sevilla book Champions League qualification

Sevilla have booked their place in next season's Champions League after drawing 1-1 at Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening.

  • 2 months

How Chelsea and Liverpool could line up in FA Cup final

Chelsea's last chance at silverware comes in Saturday's FA Cup final while Liverpool are bidding for a historic quadruple

  • 2 months

Most read