Spurs are taking a keen interest in Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey after the 21-year-old’s impressive start to the Premier League season.
According to Football Insider, Mourinho has his sights set on the England Under-21 international and an offer of £25 million could be enough to seal his signing in the January transfer window.
Interestingly, the report reveals there is set to be plenty of competition for the England Under-21 international.
Godfrey first established himself in a loan spell with Shrewsbury Town in which he helped them to the League One play-off final, before nailing down a place in Norwich’s first-team the following season.
He was moved back to centre-back by Norwich manager Daniel Farke and was instrumental as the Canaries went on to win promotion from the Championship; making 31 appearances in their title-winning season. The report suggests that Spurs enquired about signing the 21-year-old defender over the summer, but have been set back by the youngster signing a new long-term contract with the club.
Would Ben Godfrey be a good signing for Spurs?
Following that new contract, Godfrey’s value has soared way above his current Transfermarkt valuation of £8.1 million and Spurs may have to shell out at least £20 million if they are to bring in the Englishman in January.
Farke’s side have struggled for clean sheets so far this season; with just two to their name, although Spurs are now below them in that particular table, with a single defensive shut-out to their name.
Defence is definitely an area in which Spurs need to improve and Mourinho may possibly be looking for long-term replacements for the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld; both of whom could still yet leave Spurs on a free transfer in the summer.
Godfrey certainly looks like one for the future and would be a great young signing for Mourinho, who would hopefully be used by the Portuguese boss.