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Breaking News: The former Norwich City star will make the big move in January

According to Football Insider, former Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey could leave Everton in January.

The 25-year-old joined the Toffees in 2020 for a fee of around £20m following the Canaries’ relegation to the Championship.

He quickly became an ever-present at Goodison Park, making 31 top-flight appearances in his debut season.

An injury cut short his second season on Mersey side and his time on the pitch has dwindled since then, culminating in just one minute of Premier League action so far this season.

Manager Sean Dyche has opted for a central defender of Jarrad Branth waite and James Tarkowski this season as Everton suffered a ten-point penalty.

However, three straight wins saw them climb out of the relegation places and four points clear of 18th-placed Luton Town. Godfrey has been an unused substitute in 15 of Everton’s 16 Premier League games and a January exit is said to be a possibility.

Although Branthwaite is attracting interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, there appears to be little chance he will be allowed to leave, although the same cannot be said for his defensive teammate.

According to the report, Spurs are also interested in the dual England international to address their injury concerns.

Dyche is ready to approve his departure in order to replenish the coffers and reduce salary costs. It is also claimed that they would be willing to put up part of their initial £20million outlay.

Although a permanent transfer would be preferable, it could be that the north Londoners would prefer a loan deal while they wait for players such as Micky van de Ven and Eric Dier to return from their respective problems, although neither of them are expected to fail long-term.

Theauthor’s point of viewGodfrey’s career has stalled over the past 12 months and he really needs a boost.

He may have expected to return to the Championship, but it would be difficult to turn down the opportunity to represent a team fighting for a Champions League place.

If he only leaves on loan, it presents the perfect opportunity to get back into the spotlight in order to maintain his Premier League status elsewhere next season.

He is a talented player who belongs in the top league, but this transfer must take place next month before he disappears from the radar.

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