Arsenal sent scouts to watch Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey in the East Anglian derby against Ipswich Town on Sunday, according to reports.
The Mirror claim Arsenal, Manchester United, Lyon and RB Leipzig all sent scouts to watch Godfrey in Norwich’s derby match this weekend. They write that Arsenal could move for the 21-year-old as Unai Emery ‘looks to overhaul his rearguard’ this summer.
It won’t be easy to pry the young defender away though, as Norwich reportedly have ‘no desire’ to cash in on him.
At the start of the season, Godfrey wasn’t a regular feature of the Championship side’s starting eleven, and it took until December for him to make his first league start. Since then, he’s made himself almost undroppable, defending well and even providing a goal and a couple of assists.
Godfrey isn’t the first Norwich defender Arsenal have been linked to. The Gunners have also had regular reports connecting them with a move for fellow youngster Max Aarons, who plays at right-back. It’s perfectly possible the club’s scouts were keeping an eye on Aarons this weekend as well.
We’ll see if the scouting trips lead to a transfer later this year.