Liverpool are being credited with an interest in Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey by Football Insider.
They claim that a source close to the club has explained how Michael Edwards, Liverpool’s director of football and all-round transfer negotiating hotshot, has sent scouts to check out the 21-year-old on multiple occasions.
They reckon he could cost around £10m, which in today’s market, is a relative pittance for someone who’s proven to be on the best defensive players in the Championship.
Godfrey is most comfortable at centre-back, but has also played at left-back, a position that needs strengthening this summer, and holding midfield.
It’s perhaps this versatility that has made Godfrey a target. Jurgen Klopp loves multi-functional players, who allow him to have a tightly-knit squad instead of simply getting two good footballers for every position.
With Alberto Moreno leaving, we need cover at left-back to support Andy Robertson, but not necessarily someone who will start on a regular basis.
A youngster, who can also provide support in other positions, makes sense – although we’d prefer Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham’s younger, offensively better fullback.
Manchester United have also been linked to Godfrey, who is excellent technically and has raw physicality that belies his age.
Manchester United are plotting a summer move for £10m Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey.
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