Medical complete: Player signing 5-year Everton contract today - Exclusive
Ben Godfrey is set to sign a five-year contract at Everton to complete his move from Norwich City, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed on Friday morning that the Toffees have agreed to sign the 22-year-old for a fee of £25million rising to a potential £30million with add-ons.
A source at Goodison Park has told Football Insider that the centre-back has completed his medical and is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal today (Saturday, 3 October) after agreeing personal terms with the club.
However, Everton made Godfrey their top target heading into the final week of the window as Carlo Ancelotti looked to add a new centre-back to his ranks at Goodison.
The Italian boss is set to be without Mason Holgate for the foreseeable future after he picked up a toe injury in pre-season, while young defender Jarrad Branthwaite is also currently sidelined.
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Michael Keane and Yerry Mina have started all of the Toffees’ Premier League games this season and have helped the club make a perfect start to the new campaign.
Godfrey was a mainstay for Norwich last term as he made 30 Premier League appearances but was unable to help the Canaries from being relegated back to the Championship.
An England under-21 international, he has played five times for the Young Lions, including in both of their Euro qualifiers in September.
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