sport news Everton sign Norwich centre back Ben Godfrey in deal worth almost £30m

Everton sign Norwich centre back Ben Godfrey in deal worth almost £30m as England Under 21 star pens five-year contract to boost Carlo Ancelotti's defensive options Ben Godfrey has become Everton's fifth signing of the delayed summer window The Toffees will pay £25m up-front, with almost £5m more in potential add-ons Carlo Ancelotti has been looking for a centre back after a recent injury crisis Godfrey is an England U21 international and can play in midfield and at full back LIVE: Follow all the latest Premier League deals on transfer deadline day here 

By Joe Strange for MailOnline

Published: 09:17 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 5 October 2020

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Everton have completed the signing of Norwich defender Ben Godfrey in a deal which could be worth almost £30million.

The Toffees, who are top of the Premier League table, will pay £25m up-front for the 22-year-old centre back, with almost £5m more in potential add-ons.

Godfrey becomes Carlo Ancelotti's fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of James Rodriguez, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Niels Nkounkou. 

Everton have signed defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich in a deal which could rise to £30m

Everton have signed defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich in a deal which could rise to £30m

'It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club,' Godfrey told evertonfc.com. 'I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can't wait to get started.

'The aim for me at Everton is to win trophies and win games. I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad.

'The

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