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Gary Lineker drools over Everton defender Ben Godfrey

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Gary Lineker has showered heaps of praise on Everton defender Ben Godfrey on social networking site Twitter.

The popular football pundit was following the FA Cup clash between Everton and Manchester City on Saturday, and he looked very impressed with Godfrey.

Despite dominating possession at Goodison Park, City struggled to break Everton’s resilience, with Godfrey once again a colossus in defence. Lineker was hugely impressed.

He commented when the scoreline was still 0-0. In the 84th minute, Ilkay Gudogan broke the deadlock after Aymeric Laporte’s shot was tipped onto the bar before Kevin De Bruyne added a second six minutes later.

Godfrey, who joined in the summer transfer window from Norwich City, has impressed heavily this season, and it’s easy to see why some pundits are urging Gareth Southgate to include him in the senior squad.

He is an aggressive defender who is a strong tackler. He made a very good tackle on Phil Foden during the second half and looked solid throughout the game.

Back in February, after Everton won 2-1 against Leeds United, Rio Ferdinand hailed Godfrey as a “top-tier” U23 defender in Europe.

In other news, Everton are showing interest in Alex Meret.

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