Everton’s summer signing Andros Townsend has showered high praise on teammate Ben Godfrey.
Townsend, who joined the club on a free transfer this summer after being sacked by Crystal Palace, has suggested that Godfrey is a player who can make it to the top.
The former Tottenham winger has impressed so far, with Everton making an unbeaten start to the season. He suggested that Godfrey was the “real deal” and that he made a big impression on him in training.
When asked which teammate impressed him more, Townsend told the Daily Mail:
“The only player who stands out is Ben Godfrey.
“Of course I played against him last season and he has enormous potential, but when you see him every day he really is the real deal.
“Again, he can really go to the top with a coach like Rafa who will work hard to improve him.
“I know he was involved in England over the summer and didn’t quite make it into the squad, but he’s a player who will definitely get to the top sooner rather than later – and by the top I mean in major to play.” Tournaments for England. “
Godfrey was one of the standout players for Everton under Carlo Ancelotti last season.
According to BBC Sport, the Toffees have signed the highly rated Norwich City defender on a £ 25million five-year deal.
Last season, after Everton’s 2-1 win over Leeds, Rio claimed Ferdinand Godfrey as a “top U23 defender”.
Known for his crisp tackles and lung-breaking runs, Godfrey has quickly become a favorite among Everton fans. He is a versatile center-back who played both right and left-backs for the club last season, filling in the gaps when needed.
The 23-year-old defender won’t have to play a competitive game under Rafa Benitez this season as he has had to isolate himself but the Spaniard will certainly try to unleash him against Burnley on Monday night.
Seamus Coleman sustained an injury in the international match and Godfrey can easily take on the role of right-back.
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