Everton have signed defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich on a five-year contract for an initial fee reported to be around £25 million ($32 million) in the first major move of transfer deadline day.
The Canaries announced on Monday they had received a club-record fee for the 22-year-old, whose new deal ties him to Carlo Ancelotti’s side until 2025.
Godfrey made 30 appearances for relegated Norwich in the Premier League last season, and had been linked with a number of top-flight clubs during transfer window.
“It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club,” Godfrey told the club website. “”I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.
“The aim for me at Everton is to win trophies and win games. I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad.”
The centre-back completed a medical with the Premier League leaders over the weekend.