5th October 2020
New Era are delighted to announce that Ben Godfrey has joined Everton FC on a five-year contract for a fee of £25m, plus add-ons.
Ben’s transfer is a record fee received by Norwich City, surpassing the £20m plus add-ons paid for James Maddison by Leicester City in 2020.
Ben joined the Canaries in 2016 from York City FC for a fee of £150,000. He spent the 2017/18 season on loan at League One Shrewsbury Town, making 51 appearances in all competition and was part of the Shrewsbury team that reached the Checkatrade Trophy Final. Ben also reached the Play-Off Finals with the Club during his impressive season on loan.
Upon his return to Norwich, Ben established himself as a First Team regular. He made 31 appearances in the 2018/19 season in the Championship, providing four goals and two assists. Norwich finished the season as Champions, achieving promotion to the Premier League.
Ben remained a regular in Daniel Farke’s side in the top-flight, recording 30 Premier League appearances for the Club.
Ben made his England under 21s debut in 2019, captaining the side days later in their 2-0 win over Kosovo in a qualifying game for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
He now makes his return to the Premier League, joining Carlo Ancelotti’s side on a five-year deal.
Ben is delighted to put pen to paper on his new contract and said, “It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club, I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”
All at New Era would like to congratulate Ben on joining his new club and are looking forward to being part of his journey at the Club.