Everton have accomplished the signing of defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich for a price of £20m.
The 22-year-old, who made 30 top-flight appearances for Norwich final season, has signed a five-year deal.
Carlo Ancelotti has been out there for a center-back and switched attention to the 22-year-old after a mortgage deal for the first-choice goal – Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori – grew to become more and more unlikely to occur.
“It’s an honor to signal for Everton and to be a part of an enormous membership,” Godfrey stated. “I’m very grateful for the chance and I can not wait to get began.
“The goal for me at Everton is to win trophies and win video games. I wish to win. I put on my coronary heart on my sleeve. I care and I’m a passionate lad.
Godfrey has developed into an everyday fixture in England’s U21 facet.
“The followers can assure they’ll get 110 percent out of me when I’m on the pitch.
“This can be a membership filled with historical past that has a thrilling group filled with world-class gamers who will assist me kick on to the following degree. I’m wanting ahead to working with them and, hopefully, having nice instances with Everton Soccer Membership.
“Carlo Ancelotti, Marcel Manufacturers, and the Board need success for the Membership and it’s actually thrilling to be right here.
“The supervisor’s previous speaks for itself. He has labored with some top-class center-backs. I will study a lot from him and he’s going to assist me to get to that subsequent degree, which is the place I wish to be.”
Everton had been keen on a loan deal for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.
AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen expressed curiosity within the defender, who Norwich have been valuing at around £30m, earlier in the summertime switch window.
Godfrey turns into the fifth main summer season signing at Everton, following the arrivals of James Rodriguez, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Niels Nkounkou.