Norwich City have made an improved transfer bid for York City youngster Ben Godfrey, according to The Daily Mail.

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 15 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 an improved new 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 is contracted to City until this summer.

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 West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Cardiff City have also been said to have watched the player.

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 at least a minimum tribunal fee as the player is under 23 years of age.

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