By Daniel Feliciano

8th Nov, 2023 | 4:10pm

Ben Godfrey is a January transfer target for both Newcastle United and Tottenham with Everton open to offers, according to 90min.

Writing on their website (8 November), the news outlet report that several clubs are showing an interest in the 25-year-old as they look to bolster their defensive options in the January transfer window.

And with Godfrey having played just 1 minute of Premier League action so far this season, he is keen to leave for more regular football while the Toffees are open to a sale should they receive an acceptable offer.

“Everton defender Ben Godfrey is emerging as a transfer target for several Premier League sides, including Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, sources have confirmed to 90min,” they wrote.

“Godfrey is keen to reignite his flailing top-flight career and Everton are now willing to listen to offers for him.

“Godfrey is also wanted by Bournemouth, Burnley and Crystal Palace, while Scottish side Rangers are interested as well.”

Makes sense

This season Sean Dyche has found his ideal central defensive pairing to be James Tarkowski and Jarrad Branthwaite, with Michael Keane filling in as the back-up or stepping in as the third centre-back on occasion.

Godfrey appeared for 90 minutes in a League Cup game and as a super late substitute in the Premier League once, but other than that he hasn’t really been needed this season.

An exit makes sense because of how far down the pecking order he is and the stage of his career that he finds himself in, but it has to be on the right terms for Everton.

The club can’t afford to leave themselves short and one injury at centre-back would do that currently. If Godfrey is allowed to leave, and there’s no issues with that, he must be replaced first.

A deal could work for everyone and freshen up the squad while bringing in some much needed cash too, so it’s definitely something to pay attention to in the coming weeks.

In other Everton news, injured star could return for Premier League clash v Crystal Palace.