Everton signs Ben Godfrey from Norwich in a £20m fee

Everton has signed Ben Godfrey from Norwich City
Ernest Sunday

Everton has completed the signing of Ben Godfrey from relegated club Norwich City in a fee of £20m after a long search of a central defender.

Everton's manager Carlo Ancelotti has been in search of central defender since the beginning of the transfer window and was linked with a loan move to Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori. Still, there was no deal made between the two clubs.

Everton then turned attention to Godfrey who played almost all the Premier League game for Norwich last season. The club has now completed the signing of Godfrey in a five-year contract.

After signing for The Toffees, Godfrey said: "It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club. 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.

Godfrey has played lot of games in the Premier League and will not need time to adapt in the Everton's squad

"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."

Godfrey will be a good player for Everton as he has already had an experience in the Premier League and will join the likes of Yeri Mina and Michael Keane in the boosting the club's defensive position.

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