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Ben Godfrey one of three Everton targets tipped to join Tottenham in triple summer raid

Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Everton, April 2022.

Tottenham are reportedly considering a triple transfer raid on Premier League strugglers Everton this summer, with former target Ben Godfrey one of the names on their list.

Antonio Conte is ready to overhaul his squad, with a number of incomings and outgoings expected in north London, and it appears that three players from Merseyside could be Spurs bound.

A report in the Daily Telegraph claims that Conte is keen on landing Richarlison, Anthony Gordon and centre-back Godfrey.

Brazilian forward Richarlison has had a largely disappointing campaign. However, he has come to life when Everton most needed him, scoring a late equaliser to earn a point against Leicester and also notching the winner in a huge home victory over Chelsea.

In all, he has scored nine goals and added four assists in 30 games in all competitions this term.

Those stats are hardly world-beating, but there is a strong feeling that Richarlison’s time at Goodison is up and that an exit is more likely than not.

Potential relegation will obviously play a part in that. Indeed, all three players mentioned would almost certainly move on if the worst happened.

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Everton currently have a two-point gap to Leeds in the final relegation spot. However, they do have a game in hand over Jesse Marsch’s side.

As for the other two Tottenham targets, Gordon is perhaps the most intriguing after an excellent breakthrough season.

The 21-year-old has often carried the side during their struggles and has been outstanding in a woeful campaign.

Gordon has scored four times and notched three assists. However, his commitment to the cause has been incredible throughout the season.

Godfrey, meanwhile, was on Tottenham’s radar before he joined the Toffees for £25million from Norwich in 2020.

The central defender, who can also play as an emergency full-back, was impressive in his first season on Merseyside. However, like the majority of Everton’s defence, he has found this campaign a real struggle at times.

Indeed, Godfrey was pushing for a place in England’s World Cup squad for Qatar but is now well down that list.

Gordon a prime Levy signing

While Richarlison and Godfrey are both good players, they can be inconsistent in their performances. The same cannot be said for Gordon, who gives his all every game and has the quality to match.

The winger is also right up Daniel Levy’s street. A young player with huge potential who has enormous re-sale value.

The problem is that Everton will no doubt demand huge money for their homegrown star, who the fans adore.

Gordon is also at his best playing down the left, although he can play on the right. Those positions at Spurs are currently filled by Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kuksevski, so there is little chance of him playing out wide for Conte’s men.

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