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Tottenham considering move for disgraced Everton defender as Ange Postecoglou looks to strengthen squad

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Tottenham are considering signing out-of-favour Everton defender Ben Godfrey in January, talkSPORT understands.

The Toffees are ready to sell Godfrey, who has made just one Premier League appearance this season due to a broken fibula.

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Godfrey is yet to make a senior return from his current injuryCredit: Getty

Ange Postecoglou’s side are currently in a difficult situation when it comes to centre-backs, with Micky Van de Ven’s injury taking a toll on their form.

The Dutchman is out until the New Year with a hamstring problem, while Cristian Romero is suspended, meaning the north Londoners have used Emerson Royal and Ben Davies, both full-backs by trade, at center in their last two games.

Meanwhile, Eric Dier – their only other senior centre-back – played against Wolves but missed the last two games with a groin problem, and 18-year-old summer signing Ashley Phillips also injured.

Starlet Alfie Dorrington, also 18, has also spent time in the first team in Van de Ven’s absence.

Spurs have made the signing of the left centre-back their main priority for the upcoming transfer window.

Tottenham had previously considered signing Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, who has a similar profile to Godfrey.

The Cherries, however, are refusing to sell the 25-year-old in January, despite his contract expiring next summer.

Godfrey joined Everton from Norwich City in 2020 in a deal worth an initial £20 million.

Godfrey fits the left centre-back profile Spurs are looking for

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Godfrey fits the left centre-back profile Spurs are looking forCredit: Getty

He has made 68 Premier League appearances for the Toffees in total, but is yet to score and has made two international appearances for England.

Post-match press conference: Ange Postecoglu (Premier League: Manchester City 3-3 Tottenham Hotspur)



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