Exclusive: Everton willing to accept Tottenham offer
Ben Godfrey: Everton to green light move as Tottenham swoop
According to Football Insider, Everton are willing to trade Ben Godfrey to Tottenham in January if a bid is lodged.
Spurs are looking for a new center-back in January after injuring Eric Dier and Micky van de Ven in recent weeks.
In recent weeks, the North London club has showed an interest in Toffees duo Jarrad Branthwaite and Godfrey as they aim to bolster their defensive options.
However, Football Insider reported on Saturday (9 December) that Everton will not sell Branthwaite during the January transfer window.
Sean Dyche regards Branthwaite, 21, as an important player, and despite Everton’s financial difficulties, the club is desperate to keep him for their relegation battle.
Godfrey, on the other hand, has been released by the Merseyside club after falling out of favor at Goodison Park.
The 25-year-old has only made two appearances for Everton this season, starting the EFL Cup match against Doncaster Rovers and coming on as a late substitute in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
This season, Dyche has decided to pair Branthwaite with James Tarkoswki as his central defensive pairing, with Godfrey fighting with Michael Keane for third-choice.
Godfrey signed for Everton in 2020 for a sum of £20 million, but the Merseyside club is willing to suffer a loss in order to get rid of the English defender off their payroll.
Tottenham are also vying with Manchester United for £40 million-rated Jean-Clair Todibo, according to Football Insider.
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