Tottenham eye up £25m Norwich star as ideal Alderweireld replacement

Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey as a potential successor to Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, a report claims.

The experienced Belgian duo are both out of contract at the end of the season, and while there are claims they could put pen to paper on new deals thanks to the arrival of Jose Mourinho, Spurs still need to look at the long-term picture.

According to Football Insider, they have identified Norwich’s England Under-21 international Godfrey as a target, and could even test the water with a bid in January.


Norwich are said to want somewhere between £20m and £25m to prise away the 21-year-old, who they signed from York City in 2016, with his value having skyrocketed since becoming a Premier League player.

Godfrey only signed a new contract at Carrow Road in June, but that didn’t stop Tottenham’s interest over the summer, and they could be set to go back in for him over the coming months.

The centre-back has also been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United in the past – with Rio Ferdinand’s close ties with the player potentially opening a door for the Red Devils.

Ferdinand has mentored Godfrey from within his New Era agency and reportedly believes he is good enough to make the step up to Old Trafford.

Therefore, Spurs may have to act fast if they want to beat the competition for his signing.

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