Rangers want to sign PL defender in January, club open to sale - report
- Mike Johnshon
- 09 Nov, 2023
Rangers are reportedly interested in securing the signing of Everton defender Ben Godfrey, who has found himself out of favor at the club.
According to a report from 90min posted on their website on November 8, it's mentioned that Everton is willing to sell the 25-year-old during the upcoming January transfer window.
This decision comes as Godfrey has only played for one minute in the Premier League this season.
Despite Rangers' interest, they'll encounter competition from several other clubs such as Newcastle, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, and Burnley in their pursuit of securing a deal for Godfrey.
The player himself is eager to depart in search of more consistent playing time.
“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 said.
“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.”
Godfrey has been facing challenges securing consistent playtime lately, finding himself significantly lower in the hierarchy at Goodison Park under Sean Dyche.
However, a similar situation occurred with Jack Butland before he joined Ibrox, and he has arguably become our standout player this season, showcasing that this obstacle should not deter a deal if the manager shows interest.
Godfrey's strengths lie in his proficiency with the ball, versatility to play as a full-back if required, and his impressive athleticism, making him a great defensive option for our proactive style of play.
Despite commendable recent performances, Leon Balogun is on the decline, while John Souttar and Ben Davies have struggled with injuries since joining the club in the summer of 2022.
Connor Goldson is also advancing in his career, and the prospect of regular play and the chance to feature consistently in European matches could make us an appealing choice for Godfrey, provided we can sort out the financial aspects.
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