Godfrey Man Utd switch suggestion ignored
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has commented on Everton’s defender Ben Godfrey, praising his qualities and revealing that he once recommended him as a transfer target for Man Utd.
The former Red Devils star has clearly been a fan of Godfrey for some time and says he could have moved to Old Trafford for a bargain while he was still in Norwich City.
Instead, the 23-year-old joined Everton this season and has been a revelation for the Toffees. He showed himself to be one of the best young players in the Premier League.
United are in need of high quality signings after a mixed season at the back, with doubts about Victor Lindelof remaining while Eric Bailly suffered injuries while at Manchester.
Ferdinand clearly felt that Godfrey could have been a good signing for United but it seems they haven’t followed his advice, which will no doubt ruin the fans now as it looks like he’s up to something.
“Everyone had the opportunity to sign it because Norwich would let him go,” Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel.
“Look, I told you before I spoke to different people in different clubs, including United.
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“You could have had Ben when he was about 12 or 15 mil, when he just went to Norwich, he’d been there for about half a season or a season.
“But listen, there are so many players that we can look at and say that at this point they were missing and had to pay more.
“It’s just life, it’s part of it, and there are different judges. 99 people can judge a player and they don’t like him and one of them just says, “Bang, he’s for me”. I’ve only seen these boys grow so I know what’s under their hood. I know what they have in their toolbox. “