Norwich City are reportedly demanding up to £50m for Ben Godfrey amid interest from Spurs. From Norwich’s perspective, high demands are understandable. There is no sense in letting a key figure go mid-season, especially one who has recently signed a new deal.
London cub do have some hope though, from their recent pursuit of Ryan Sessegnon. Fulham valued Ryan at an even higher figure at the start of the last campaign. Spurs waited it out and saw Cottagers get relegated, and then snapped him up for a cut-price fee, paying only £25m.
This has to be the blueprint for Spurs pursuit of Ben too. Ben is an England under-21 captain. He is heading for the top, and if the Canaries can’t match his trajectory, then Godfrey will need to leave eventually. Norwich are struggling for form right now.
They are doing well with what they have, but they sit down in 19th place with only three wins all campaign. Relegation would be bad news for Canaries’ hopes of retaining Ben.
Tottenham would not find it as easy as they did with Ryan, due to his new deal, and Norwich might try and persuade Godfrey to stick around for at least one more season to try and get them promoted.