Ben Godfrey has completed his £30m move to Everton, after agreeing a five-year deal with the Blues.
The England U21 international has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2025, and after undergoing a successful medical this weekend he told the fans they are getting a player with a winning mentality:
“It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club,” he said. “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.
“I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad. The fans can guarantee they will get 110% out of me when I am on the pitch.
“This is a club full of history that has an exciting team full of world-class players who will help me kick on to the next level. I am looking forward to working with them and, hopefully, having great times with Everton.”
Everton agreed a deal with Norwich that will see them pay around £25m guaranteed, and a further £5m in potential add-ons, depending on set targets.
The 22-year-old is Everton’s fifth signing of this transfer window following the arrivals of Niels Nkounkou, Allan, James Rodriguez and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
And he believes he can perform a versatile role for the current Premier League leaders.
“I can play in a range of positions: left or right as a centre-back, I have played full-back and holding midfield,” he added.
“I will play wherever the manager sees fit as I absolutely trust his opinion. I’m ready and raring to go. We have the international break now but I will come back after that and it will be time for work.”
Everton meanwhile, have entered talks with Southampton over their bid to take Theo Walcott on a season-long loan, though no agreement has yet been reached.