Tottenham Hotspur keep tabs on highly-rated Norwich City defender

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a mega move for highly-rated Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey if reports in England are to be believed. 

It is claimed that, Jose Mourinho is keen on landing the 22-year-old in the summer who is also wanted by local rivals Arsenal. 

The England under-21 international has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United in the past. 

The duo were interested in him even before he showcased his quality in the Premier League. 

Now, his stock has certainly soared as the race for his signature has seemingly heated up. 

Jose Mourinho is also looking to bring in Norwich City full-back Max Aarons in another summer deal which would be worth around £30m. 

Both players could be open to a move with Norwich six points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League. 

Godfrey, who joined the Canaries in 2016 from York City, has made 18 appearances for Daniel Farke's side this season. 

Ben Godfrey (Image Courtesy: The Sun)

Borussia Dortmund, a club famed for developing young talent, are also said to be interested in the young central defender along with French side Lyon. 

York, who play in the National League North, would be entitled to 10 per cent of any deal for Godfrey. 

Spurs have also been linked with French defender Dayot Upamecano who is also an Arsenal target. 

It was reported that Mourinho personally scouted the Frenchman last weekend. 

The North London side could lose Eric Dier in the summer, with the England international seeking regular gametime. 

Benfica's Portugal international defender Ruben Dias is another defender who Mourinho is looking at closely. 

Nathan Ake, who could be re-signed by Chelsea for £40m this summer, is also on Mourinho's wishlist. 

Ake has been a long target of the Lilywhites before Mourinho but it is a surprise to see the Dutchman still wanted by the north London side. 

Ake and Mourinho do not share the relationship between them from their time back at Chelsea and the Dutchman openly stated that.


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