Prem club sporting director responds to rumoured Spurs interest in star

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will surely be looking to take a plunge into the summer transfer market after going 16 months without signing a single player.

Spurs have yet to replace midfield ace Mousa Dembele, who left back in January to move to China, but had been a first-team regular before that.

One man who has reportedly impressed Tottenham scouts this season is Norwich City’s Ben Godfrey, with Man United also said to be keen on the 21-year-old (Daily Mail).

Much like Eric Dier, Godfrey can play in both defence and midfield, a versatility which has apparently caught the eye of some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

Godfrey has reportedly been recommended to United by ex-player Rio Ferdinand, who mentors the Norwich man as part of his New Era agency (Daily Mail).

However, Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has now revealed that no players or agents are pushing for a move as of yet. He does admit that this could change if one of the big Champions League clubs comes in.

He said (Eastern Daily Press): “All the conversations that I’ve had with them as individuals and their agents, there’s no pushing from them. You can never say never. If one of the huge boys comes in then that conversation might change from their side or whatever.

“There might be some players who outgrow us and ‘Man United want them, or Liverpool’ or whatever and actually we can’t compete with that because that’s the Champions League and the biggest clubs in the world. But if you take this year, it’s almost like, why would you leave?”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I always say that if the scouts are impressed by a youngster over a long period of time and you can get them cheap, then go for it. It remains to be seen whether Godfrey would even want to leave Norwich after securing promotion to the Premier League though. Perhaps it would be best to see how the lad performs in England’s top league before making a decision.

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