Tottenham have expressed interest in Max Aarons a few weeks ago and has now expressed interest in his teammate, Ben Godfrey, as well. The Spurs believe the duo will help boost their defensive side and help secure a spot in the top four next season.
New reports suggest Tottenham is ready to offer Norwich City between £65m – £80m to secure both defenders. With Mourinho making his intentions for Max Aarons clear, it is believed that Tottenham will offer Aarons a deal worth £30m with the right-back being on the North London’s radar for some time. This could mean the North London club will pay £35m for Godfrey. The only problem is, Norwich is said to value Godfrey for a much higher price at around £50m.
Godfrey has only played 18 Premier League games in his career to date and the Spurs believe the price should be lower given his lack of playing time and experience. The 22-year-old also has Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, and Lyon all on his radar.
Mourinho has made known his intentions to rebuild his squad over the summer. With the transfer date being reversed back to its former system of closing the ending of August, the Spurs boss is determined to secure the Norwich defending duo. The Portuguese manager is reportedly ready to invest £120m to reshape his backline. Other defenders being considered are Nathan Ake who plays for Bournemouth and Benfica’s Ruben Dias.
With Jan Vertonghen among the defenders expected to leave over the summer. It has been reported that Vertonghen will not be renewing his contract and has been linked with a return to former side Ajax. Danny Rose and Juan Foyth who are currently on loan are said to be departing for good.
Mourinho, who took over from Pochettino back in November is hoping to finish the top four this season. Sources close to the boss, have said he is preparing to make several transfers over the summer in an effort to strengthen his side’s defense.