York City youngster Ben Godfrey could be set for a January transfer move to the Premier League following a successful start to his career at Bootham Crescent.

The 17-year-old midfielder graduated through York City’s academy structure and was handed his City debut at the start of the current season.

Godfrey is a tough tackling holding midfielder with a keen eye for goal and has made 14 appearances for The Minstermen this season, scoring his first professional goal in the 2-1 home defeat to Plymouth Argyle in mid November.

Godfrey has been offered a professional deal at Bootham Crescent but it is understood that he has not yet signed the contract which has been offered to him and may opt to move on to another club.

The midfielder’s early season promise has attracted attention from higher division clubs. League 1 club Barnsley were thought to have been interested in signing the player last month whilst HITC reports that Premier League side Norwich City are understood to have made enquiries about Godfrey’s availability within the last 7 days.

The Canaries have an excellent record of developing raw young talent and the club won the FA Youth Cup in 2013, beating Chelsea 4-2 on aggregate in the Final to lift the famous trophy.

Should Godfrey opt to leave The Minstermen, the club are likely to receive a minimum tribunal fee as the player is under 23 years of age.


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