Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig ‘target Norwich defender Ben Godfrey in stunning £25m move’ as German clubs eye another English talent to follow in Jadon Sancho’s footsteps
- Norwich’s Ben Godfrey could be set for a dream Champions League move
- Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are reportedly weighing-up a £25m bid
- Godfrey has endured a tough season at Premier League basement boys Norwich
- However, the 22-year-old has still impressed in his 25 starts for the Canaries
Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey is the latest British star to be targeted by the Bundesliga, with RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund keen on the talent.
The 22-year-old has impressed in Norwich’s back line despite their dismal season at the foot of the Premier League, starting 25 of the Canaries’ top-flight games this term.
Following the particular success of Jadon Sancho at Dortmund and Rabbi Matondo at Schalke, 17-year-old Birmingham prodigy Jude Bellingham has already sealed a switch to BVB for £20.7m.
Ben Godfrey could go from Premier League relegation to Champions League next season
The Norwich centre-back is wanted by Bundesliga sides RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund
Godfrey has endured a miserable season at the base of the Premier League with Norwich
Godfrey could be the next on a plane to Germany, with Champions League qualifiers Leipzig and Dortmund eyeing a £25m move for the star, according to the Sun.
The former England under-21 has only managed four clean-sheets in the leaky Canaries defence this season but is destined for much bigger things.
Godfrey, standing at six-feet-tall, rose through non-league side York City’s youth setup, joining Norwich in 2016 before a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town for the 2017-18 season.
However, the 22-year-old has impressed enough to warrant interest from some top clubs
Jadon Sancho’s success in Dortmund has inspired many British talents into German moves
He has amassed 70 appearances for the club but could be tasked with challenging for a Bundesliga title next season.
Dortmund were left disappointed by a late-season collapse, falling 13 points behind a marauding Bayern Munich in the final quarter of the season before finishing runners-up.
Meanwhile, Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann needs a busy transfer window after losing star striker Timo Werner to Chelsea, who chipped in with 28 top-flight goals this term.